Greystar's Charity Gala Raises £220,000 for KIDS
London, October 2023 - Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC (“Greystar”), a global leader in the investment, development and management of real estate, including rental housing, logistics, and life sciences, hosted a gala dinner in support of partner charity KIDS, at the Natural History Museum on 27th September.
The black-tie event was attended by professionals across the Real Estate industry, for a night of fundraising for a great cause. Thanks to ticket sales, an auction and a raffle, the night raised an astonishing £185,000 for KIDS, which was boosted to £220,000 thanks to the Big Give campaign.
Established over 50 years ago, KIDS provides essential services to children with disabilities and their families, empowering young people to develop their skills and achieve their goals.
Entertainment at the event included a performance from comedian and actor Katherine Ryan. The event was designed and produced by Bespoke London with a drinks reception sponsored by caterers Caper & Berry.
The event was organised with Greystar’s ESG strategy in mind, which meant all the suppliers we used showed a similar commitment to ESG, floral arrangements from the event were donated to local organisations, and any leftover food was donated to a charity.
Harry Downes, Managing Director – Europe, Greystar, said: “It was brilliant to see so many familiar faces all gathered together to raise as much money as possible for KIDS. This wouldn’t have been possible without everyone who contributed and the Greystar Charity Committee who managed to pull off an incredible event.
“We are very fortunate to partner with a charity like KIDS, whose invaluable work makes such a huge difference to the lives of so many.”
KIDS’ CEO, Katie Ghose, said: “I want to give my heartfelt thanks to Greystar and to everyone who joined us for such an incredible evening and gave so generously to raise funds to help support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.
“Last year KIDS supported over 18,000 disabled children, young people and families but there are many more people who need our help. With over 2 million children and young people with disabilities in the UK, and families constantly facing new challenges, the continued support we receive from Greystar is invaluable and the donations from everyone who attended this incredible event will help us to be there for even more families in the future.”
Find out more about KIDS: https://www.kids.org.uk/Pages/Category/what-we-do
Greystar is a leading, fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment management, development, and management of rental housing properties globally. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Greystar manages and operates approximately $230 billion of real estate in 215 markets globally including offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, manages more than 754,000 units/beds, and has a robust institutional investment management platform with approximately $49.9 billion of assets under management, including $22.6 billion of development assets. Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 with the intent to become a provider of world-class service in the rental residential real estate business. To learn more, visit www.greystar.com.
KIDS is a national charity, founded in 1970, that provides a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families in England. We support children from babies through to young adults, whatever their disability. Our services include: drop-in crèches and nurseries for the under 5s to youth clubs, short breaks and residential stays for young adults.