Thu, February 16th, 2017
Now Rooms Liverpool are running a half marathon with their tenants in April
Leading House Share specialist letting agency, Now Rooms Liverpool, are running the Liverpool Half Marathon in April with a number of their tenants in a joint effort to raise as much money for various charities
Now Rooms are a specialist letting agency in Liverpool dedicated to house shares where tenants rent rooms and share communal areas. These are ideal properties for both students and young professionals alike, with 74% of University Graduates now renting shared accommodation in the year after graduating. Now Rooms arrange accommodation for employers across Liverpool and North Wirral, with tenants working for the likes of Mersey Trust, Barclays, Jaguar Landrover and B&M Bargains to name but a few.
All four members of staff, based on the Liverpool Innovation Park, are running the race together with around 20 tenants in a bid to raise money for charities that are important to each participant.
Now Rooms has grown rapidly from 0 to over 200 tenants across Liverpool in shared accommodation in under 12 months. A key part of the growth has been the Now Rooms Liverpool Community group, which all tenants access as part of moving into one of their properties.
“90% of tenants are new to Liverpool and move here for employment, with no local knowledge or friendship base. We provide a platform that allows them to access like-minded individuals”, says Brett Fidge, Managing Director.
“Through our Now Room Liverpool Community group on Facebook we organise monthly social events, including nights out, crazy golf, bowling, five aside football tournaments, outings to the fireworks, and Christmas parties. It was on our Christmas party that the idea came about through talking to a few tenants. We decided the Liverpool Half Marathon would be a good thing to do”.
All tenants who are participating are invited to train together on Sundays at Sefton Park. It’s a great way for tenants to meet each other, socialise, and also get fit. Runs will start at 2.5 miles and gradually get longer up to the date of the race.
Each participant has targeted to raise £100 for their cause and Now Rooms has offered to put in an additional £50 for every tenant who raises that amount.
“We want to give back to the Community and as you can see we aren’t a typical letting agency! We see all our tenants as people, whereas for most letting agencies there is always an us and them divide, which can even extend to the landlords. We are different, we are also approaching our landlords to sponsor us”.
Some of the Charities that we will be raising money for include Cancer Research, Brake which helps victims of speeding, and Beyond Blue which helps people with mental health issues in Australia.
It is hoped that Now Rooms Liverpool will raise more than £3,000 from this initiative.
Now Rooms Liverpool
0151 679 1000