At Redbrik we believe that our culture of care and a passion for excellence in everything we do runs through our team. We have a wide variety of characters and skill sets in the people that work for us, but they all embody our ethos, where the word no does not exist.
Our dedicated team ensure that sellers and landlords receive the best personal advice tailored to them, skilled negotiation and there is always excellent communication with the buyers and tenants.
In this competitive market, we know that our people stand out from the crowd in ways that benefit the customer. Service is what you value the most and is therefore integral to everything we do.
And we never stand still! The staff at Redbrik have access to the best training and the most up-to-date systems, information and new technologies so that they adapt and work for you in the best way possible.
Having been valuing properties in the local area since 2005 before co-founding Redbrik, there’s not much Mark doesn’t know about the property market. With a degree in Public Relations, Mark is responsible for Redbrik’s unique marketing style and has a passion for New Homes. His passion and drive typify the company ethos, whilst his professional, friendly attitude and thorough knowledge of the market ensures great results for his clients.
A keen sportsman, Mark plays pretty much any sport going. He’s always up for a challenge, especially if it involves raising money, having run the London Marathon, the 2017 and 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathons, and thrown himself out of a plane at 13,000ft all in the name of charity.
With over 20 years of estate agency experience and extensive knowledge of the local market, Julie co-founded Redbrik in 2013. She is a top class negotiator with a talent for handling even the most complex sales with her signature down to earth style. She’s always super organised with a gift for recruiting and developing the best talent.
Outside of work she’s partial to a glass of red wine, often (but not always!) accompanied by some Italian food. She loves to travel, ideally to somewhere hot and relaxing.
With almost 20 years experience in the property industry before joining Redbrik in 2015, Peter knows a thing or two about buying, selling and renting properties. Post graduation with a degree in accountancy, Peter realised that wasn’t his chosen path and turned to his Saturday job at Blundells to forge a career. He worked his way up to partner and then became a respected Area Director for Countrywide. He’s energetic, outgoing, approachable and above all very
friendly with a strong commitment to customer service.
Peter has played many sports from an early age including football, squash, tennis and golf and can’t resist a challenge if you offer him one, but remember he likes to win! He also loves good food and wine, holidays abroad, preferably somewhere warm, though he would like to be a better skier if he had the time!
After completing a degree in music, Michael somehow wound up in estate agency and found his niche working for some of the largest agencies in both Sheffield and London. He has 10 years of experience in all aspects of the industry and takes a hands-on approach to every property sale. Michael primarily works out of our new Sheffield office and uses his extensive knowledge of the local market to value properties in Sheffield.
Michael has a keen interest in Football and Rugby and continues to play the piano whenever he gets the opportunity.
David has worked in estate agency locally since 2008 and his calm and approachable manner fits the Redbrik style perfectly. With a wealth of experience from his time working in both Sheffield and Chesterfield, David has a great understanding of the industry and has a real flair for negotiation and getting a sale to completion. He knows the local market inside out and is an invaluable member of the Redbrik team.
In his spare time, David can be found running half marathons, watching sport, supporting local boys Sheffield United and travelling.
Jessica hasn’t taken the standard route into estate agency and before joining Redbrik in March 2015, she worked as restaurant manager at Calabria Cucina. With fantastic customer service skills and a dedication to perfection, Jessica started life with Redbrik as a sales manager and a viewings representative and has recently started valuing properties full time. She also has a real passion for period properties and home interiors.
Outside of work, Jessica loves living the Derbyshire lifestyle. She has two dogs, three chickens and an Italian husband who does all the cooking so she can work late. Her aim is to buy a small holding in the future so they can become self-sufficient.
James has worked in the industry for more than 20 years and previous employers include Saxton Mee and Spencers,where he gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Property Management and Valuation.
Outside of work, James is married with two children and enjoys trying to keep fit whether it's through football, golf or visiting Trib3 gym on Ecclesall Road. He also tries to do Park Run with his oldest son when work allows.
James has also supported Sheffield United all his life and has recently introduced his two young sons to the joys and disappointments of visiting Bramall Lane!
Having almost 30 years experience in estate agency, Jed is passionate about helping people buy and sell properties across West Sheffield and the Hope Valley. He studied Estate Management & Business Studies in Sheffield & London during the early 1980‘s and was a Partner at Blundells from 1992 – 2005. Jed has a gift for valuing and marketing properties, his knowledge and awareness of the market is second to none and the sheer number of people that won’t settle for anyone else when it comes to selling their home is a testament to the reputation he rightly deserves.
Music, including playing, buying and selling guitars. Fly fishing, walking Branson, the family Labrador and acting as chief chauffeur and head of entertainment for his two sons.
With over 10 years’ experience covering all aspects of estate agency, it’s no wonder that Gemma has won past company awards – including Negotiator of the Year and Outstanding Customer Service. Gemma has sold some of the region’s most expensive properties and her clients have included an array of local celebrities. Gemma is also no stranger to a spot of TV work, having previously starred on Homes Under the Hammer and Wanted Down Under.
Gemma can usually be found running around after her two small children or renovating her new home. Her other interests include shopping, lunching and drinking – preferably all at the same time! She also loves to travel and particularly loves holidaying in the Middle East.
Having worked in the property industry since she was fresh out of university in 2011, Emma started out as a negotiator and quickly worked her way up through the ranks in at previous employers Blundells and William H Brown. She thoroughly enjoys her role at Redbrik as every day she meets different people and gets to value some beautiful homes throughout Derbyshire!
In her spare time Emma can usually be found socialising with friends and family, planning a city break or renovating her new home - a small cottage in Chesterfield!
Hannah earned a degree in Spanish and French at Leeds University, which led her to Madrid and the South of France where she lived for some time. She began her career in estate agency in 2004, where she worked in a variety of roles at Blundells, including ten years of valuing and selling properties in the South West of the city.
Outside of work, Hannah loves to travel to the Mediterranean, particularly Italy, Spain and Portugal. She loves cooking (especially with a glass of wine!) and is interested in nutrition, as well as cooking shows like Saturday Morning Kitchen and anything with Jamie Oliver. She can often be found either in the gym doing circuit training, or relaxing at home with a good book. Aside from that, Hannah really loves spending time with husband Steve, little girl Heidi and their cat, Bella.
Ross’s first job was in sales for a hydraulics company before making the move to estate agency in 2012. Like so many of the Redbrik team, he has a calm and friendly approach and prides himself on his customer service. The satisfaction he gets from helping clients negotiate the best price for their home is evident for all to see. He’s extremely passionate about the property industry, his beloved Dronfield (we think he’s a secret member of the Dronfield Tourist Board) and is looking to build his own rental portfolio.
Out of the office, Ross can be found either playing football for the local Dronfield team or supporting Sheffield United. A lover of good food, holiday’s and battling it out with the other Redbrik ‘boys’ for ‘best-dressed male’!
Kirstie really knows how to look after her vendors, she has over 30 years experience in the customer service industry and is real people person. Her calm and friendly approach, coupled with superb negotiation skills make her a safe pair of hands for handling your sale.
An outdoor girl who enjoys putting on her wellies and getting out into the countryside with her family to walk their two German Shorthaired Pointers. Kirstie is passionate about cooking, loves entertaining and keeps fit with kettlesize and piloting (a non-stop, cardio fusion of standing pilates, boxing and dance – no we’d not heard of it either!!).
Jen began her career in estate agency in 2007 after gaining a degree in Communication Studies from Sheffield Hallam University. Jen has extensive local knowledge and over 11 years negotiating experience, having previously worked as a Sales Manager for ELR. A self-confessed perfectionist, Jen has incredibly high standards and works to ensure that all of her clients receive the best possible service.
In 2016 Jen decided to broaden her knowledge of estate agency and joined Redbrik as a Lettings Negotiator. This new challenge gave her the autonomy to run her own portfolio of properties and this experience triggered her promotion to New Homes Manager. Jen deals with all aspects of our new build developments, from handling pre-construction marketing activities, conducting viewings, negotiation and sales management. One of her best qualities is that if you ask her to do something you can ensure it is done.
Outside of work Jen enjoys entertaining for friends & family, 80s movies, attending music concerts and adding to her ever-growing gin collection!
Tracey has worked in the local estate agency sector for more than 13 years and bring lots of negotiating experience to Redbrik. She is a qualified domestic energy assessor, which adds an extra string to her bow. She delivers outstanding customer experience and enjoys meeting the vendors and making their property journey as smooth as possible.
Tracey spends her spare time with her husband Matt travelling the world together. She enjoys winter ski holidays as well as scuba diving in exotic locations like the Maldives. Tracey is a Leicester Tigers season ticket holder and loves a glass of prosecco!
Before working at Redbrik, Abi studied Education and Learning at Sheffield Hallam University. Having worked in the sector while she studied her degree, Abi realised education wasn’t for her and refocused her attention to property.
Abi started her journey as Lettings Negotiator with Redbrik in January 2016 and since then she has completed the NFOPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management, enabling Redbrik to become ARLA registered. She is currently sturying the Level 4 Property Mark qualification in Residential Lettings and Property Management.
This resulted in Abi's subsequent promotion to the role of Lettings Manager in Chesterfield where she manages the day to day running of the lettings office and takes charge of lettings valuations.
Abi is a keen gym-goer and loves spending time with her friends, whether it’s out for a lovely dinner or at the pub!
Some of our customers may remember George, who previously worked as a Valuer at Redbrik between 2013 and 2016. He has now returned to the company to join the New Homes team as Sales Manager where he will help us continue the growth of this exciting area of the business.
During his time away from Redbrik, George has travelled the world with visits to South East Asia and South America. He also has a degree in Business Management from Leeds Metropolitan University.
In his spare time, George loves nothing more than playing a round of golf. He also enjoys renovating properties, enjoying a nice lunch out, and sampling some of the finest ales Yorkshire and Derbyshire has to offer.
Vicki has a great deal of local knowledge, having lived in Sheffield her whole life. She has worked in estate agency as a negotiator for 17 years and loves getting the best price for clients, while helping buyers and sellers alike through the sales process.
Outside of work, Vicki enjoys skiing, cooking, gardening and foreign travel. She also loves to keep fit by going to Pilates and running around after her two young grandchildren.
Loraine has worked as a negotiator for over 22 years in both Sheffield and Chesterfield. Having previously worked for two other agents, she jumped at the chance to join Redbrik in 2013, making her the fifth member of staff.
She lives in Sheffield with her partner and little pup Stanley. She loves travelling and regularly goes to Spain to visit some of her family. On a weekend, it’s not unusual to find Loraine in a lovely restaurant accompanied by a chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc!
With over 19 years industry experience and a nomination for ESTAS People’s Choice Award for customer service it’s not difficult to see what Liz adds to the team here at Redbrik. Having also clocked up almost 30 years of marriage, needless to say her negotiation skills are excellent!
Outside of work Liz can be found walking her dogs at Chatsworth, enjoying the Derbyshire countryside, travelling and enjoying the odd Jedward concert (seriously).
After leaving school at 16, Holly went straight into estate agency as an administrator. She has previously worked for companies such as Location and Bairstow Eves, where she worked her way up through negotiator roles and has been in the industry for 11 years.
Holly spends most of her spare time with her husband and dog. She goes swimming three times a week, and loves dining out with family and friends.
Prior to her role at Redbrik, Natalie working at Reeds Rains for three years where she gained valuable industry experience in negotiating. Natalie has a varied work history and has previously been self-employed, helping companies with their staff training, and has experience in accounting.
Outside of work, Natalie loves spending time with family and friends – especially her little boy. She also enjoys visiting her family in Ireland and a good natter over a glass of wine.
Emily has a real heart of gold and loves helping people find their perfect home. She came into estate agency in 2010 and her customer focus and desire to do things in the right way typify the Redbrik ethos. With a fantastic knowledge of both Sheffield and Chesterfield, she makes up the younger generation of Redbrik’s glamorous mother and daughter combo with mum Liz.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys travelling with her husband and honing her already impeccable baking skills - much to the delight of her colleagues, who are huge fans of her fabulous chocolate cakes!
June brings more than 13 years’ experience to the company, having previously worked at Blundells as a sales negotiator.
June is very much a family person, having been married 32 years. She has two grown-up children and three adorable grandchildren, who she loves spending time with. June also loves walking, dining out and the odd glass of fizz – especially while on a cruise!
Louise has more than 15 years’ experience in the estate agency industry and her friendly and relaxed approach ensures she remains calm in every situation. Louise very much enjoys managing the property journey and working with customers to oversee a property from instruction to completion.
In her spare time Louise is a big fan of the outdoors – especially going for walks round Padley Gorge. She also has a passion for watching live shows from music to comedy and can often be found playing host to her friends – which involves cooking and listening (even dancing) to music while enjoying a glass of wine.
Lewis has more than three years’ experience within the property sector. He originally started as a marketing apprentice and gained a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Digital Marketing.
He enjoys visiting the gym and recently ran the Sheffield 10K – he has hopes of continuing this and going for the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon. He’s big foodie and loves trying new restaurants, especially if they serve Thai food! He also loves long walks in the country with his two dogs, Milo and Teddy.
Rebecca has over 12 years of estate agency experience and joined Redbrik to continue a working relationship with Julie and Mark that stretches back almost a decade. In her role as Applicants Manager, Rebecca acts as the Cilla Black of the property world by looking to match people to their perfect property. Full of energy, she is incredibly knowledgeable about the local property market and loves nothing more than matching a property to a client before it even comes on to the market.
Outside of work she is kept busy by her two young sons. She is also a perfect partner in crime for Julie in their twin habits of shopping and drinking wine.
Jacqueline is our super bubbly sales promoter who joined Redbrik to continue her 8 year career in estate agency and to reunite with her ‘other shoe’, our Applicants Manager Becky. Prior to working in property, Jaqui worked in banking.
Jacqui is kept busy by her two daughters and enjoys holidays with the family, eating out and the odd glass of wine.
Louise honed her customer service skills working in management roles in the travel industry before switching to estate agency 4 years ago, where she quickly found her niche. Her customer focused approach combined with her friendly Geordie accent makes her a great new addition to our Sheffield team.
Outside of work Louise is kept busy by her two young sons, enjoys travelling and supporting the ‘Toon of course!
Tammy started her career as an office manager at Knight Frank Chartered Surveyors, where she worked for eight years, gaining valuable skills in customer service. Following the birth of her first child, Tammy took out two years to dedicate her time to her most rewarding role – being a full-time mum. When she came back to work, Tammy found her way into estate agency and loves to look after her clients by helping them find the perfect property.
Tammy has been married for over 14 years and shares a home with her husband and two children. Her children’s hobbies tend to make up most of her spare time!
Liz is living her dream on a daily basis – as a young girl, she always knew that she wanted to become an estate agent. She has a huge passion for property and absolutely loves helping people find their dream homes. Liz has over 18 years’ experience in selling houses in Chesterfield and still loves every minute of it.
When she’s not at work, Liz loves going to the gym and spending time with family and friends. Her little boy, Sam, and West Highland Terrier, Ted, keep her extremely busy.
Emily has joined Redbrik on a year-long apprenticeship, at the end of which she will achieve an NVQ qualification in Property Estate Agency – Residential Sales. She is keen to learn all about the industry and her duties include booking appraisals, viewings and providing feedback to vendors.
Outside of work, Emily loves to swim at Queen’s Park Swimming Pool.
Thea’s previous employers include Treetops Nursery and Lilypad Café, and she brings a tremendous amount of customer service experience to her role at Redbrik.
Alongside her day job, Thea also owns her own clothing business called All Black Everything. She also enjoys socialising with friends, travelling and fine dining.
With more than 12 years in the industry, Sarah has worked previously in lettings for Mike Jolly Estates and Blundells. In her role as lettings negotiator, Sarah manages a number of our Sheffield properties across the city. She loves working closely with the landlords and tenants to ensure a quality management service is provided throughout for all parties. Sarah is a very enthusiastic member of the team who never fails to enter the office with a smile.
Outside of work, Sarah loves to ride and care for her friends’ horse, Chardonnay, and enjoys dining out (which usually involves a glass or two of red wine). Being a sun worshipper, she also loves a trip to the family home in Spain – as long as good weather is forecast!
Sarah started her career in banking before redirecting her talent for customer service towards working in Lettings, where she quickly worked her way up to Lettings Negotiator. She deals with the whole process from start to finish including dealing with viewings, applications and maintenance. Her favourite part of the job is helping Landlords find the right tenants for their properties and guiding first time landlords through the process.
Sarah enjoys holidays in Italy, mainly because of the yummy food, although travel will be off the agenda for a while as she is expecting her first baby in December!
With more than 14 years in the industry, Zoë's previous employers include Blundells and Spencers. In her role as lettings negotiator, Zoë support renters through the application process right the way through to the final check out and advise where needed. She is very keen on customer service and feels it is one of the main parts of her role ensuring all parties are happy and satisfied. is a Zoë’s happy, friendly and organised member of the team and she is keen to get stuck in to the Redbrik way of things.
When she’s not working, Zoë loves spending time with her husband and young son. She is also a keen cook, enjoys the joy of Gin and really loves going to the Theatre.
Lauren has always worked in sales or advertising and comes from mainly an events background. She is from Sheffield and has lived in various areas of the city. She came to Redbrik as a very customer focused individual with a keen interest in property and enjoys visiting happy tenants and delivering beyond landlords expectations.
Outside of work, Lauren loves to travel and has a very full passport having visited 32 countries. She also enjoys keeping fit through boxing and running and runs various mud races every year, half and full marathons.
Alex started his career in the property section in lettings, where he completed an apprenticeship with Toseland Properties at the age of 17. Following a stint of traveling and working in Tenerife, he then worked as a Senior Sales Negotiator with Hunters, where he also gained his Level 3 in Residential Sales qualification.
Coming over to join Redbrik, Alex started in our Lettings Department heading up the Chesterfield branch. Now back in Sales, Alex manages a wide portfolio of properties helping both vendors and buyers with all aspects of the selling process.
Alex and his partner recently bought their first home together and spend every moment they can renovating the property. He’s a keen dog person, a huge film fan and loves being up to date with the latest technology and gadgets.
Andy is our super-creative photographer responsible for making our properties really look their best. With over 14 years experience of working in photography, Andy also has a background within design and marketing which allows him to bring his wealth of expertise when both designing the floor plans and getting the right shots of your property.
When Andy’s not ‘trying to keep fit’ he’s often found counter balancing the effect by socialising or pursuing one of his other interests film, art (painting bad examples) going to see live music and star gazing.
Taking photos is what Martin loves. He has an artistic flair for photographing homes and finding innovative angles to really make your property stand out from the crowd. Using his years of experience in sales and marketing for some of Yorkshire’s leading arts venues, sports teams and telecoms businesses, Martin is responsible for our social media activities. His rich career has also seen him spend five years in the music industry, where he worked on behalf of numerous artists and toured the UK, Canada and the US.
Martin has a real passion for architecture, enjoys most sport, but especially playing and watching football and golf. Heis chairman of Parkhead Cricket Club, always up for the latest gadget, taking in a music gig and still finds plenty of time for his two kids.
Showing properties is a bit of an art and Carmel loves nothing more than finding prospective purchasers what they really want. Calm and understanding, her caring approach typifies Redbrik’s philosophy to helping buyers find their dream homes. She takes the time to get to know the properties she’s selling and will always be on hand to answer those all important questions.
When the team in the office aren’t filling her diary with appointments, Carmel loves to spend her time with husband Gary and her four sons. A football nut, she takes every opportunity to watch her beloved Chesterfield FC. Like many of her colleagues, she enjoys a glass of wine, so she fits in nicely with the Redbrik family!
Lindsey began her career in medical sales, specialising in cardiology and covering London and the south of England. After living in London for almost ten years, she moved back to Sheffield in 2007 where she took some time off to look after her children. Lindsey bought and redeveloped her own home, gaining valuable insight into the challenges of a large project. Since joining Redbrik, Lindsey has found that she loves doing viewings – her chatty nature means she has excellent customer service and she thrives on helping people find their perfect property.
Outside of work, Lindsey’s time is taken up by her two children – Charlie (12) and Darcey (6). She loves spending time trying to get fit with her friends at the gym, though she does prefer spending her time drinking prosecco and having a giggle. When she can, she likes to travel and eat a lot of sushi!
Rebecca started her career in national sales and marketing. A qualified Home Economist, many of her roles have been in the food industry. She now combines working part-time for Redbrik with teaching cookery - a real "foodie " with a passion for teaching people about good food and nutrition.
Since joining Rebrik, Rebecca has found that she loves doing property viewings - her approachable nature means she has excellent customer service and thrives on helping people find the perfect property.
Rebecca has moved house herself several times in recent years and loves a house renovation project. She also has her own rental properties and likes to share her knowledge of that market too.
Outside of work, Rebecca has a large family and loves to entertain. She also enjoys gardening and the outdoor life - long dog walks with a stop off at a country pub is her favourite pastime.
Before working at Redbrik, Julie worked as a Deputy Headteacher for more than 34 years in primary schools throughout Sheffield. She took early retirement at 55 but found that she wanted to continue working closely with people and was happy to fuse this with her love of property and interior design.
In her spare time, Julie volunteers with STEP, helping young people develop positive coping strategies for dealing with mental health issues.
With a degree in Marketing Communications and Film gained at Manchester Metropolitan University, Charlotte brings fantastic customer service skills and a passion for property to the role of lettings negotiator.
Originally from Leicester, Charlotte has relocated to Chesterfield with her boyfriend Alex. She is a big foodie and enjoys visiting different restaurants that have strange but amazing dishes. In her spare time, Charlotte loves a good gin and tonic with her friends and going to festivals (preferably with hot weather!).
Originally from Leeds, Kelly currently resides in Dronfield and is new to the lettings and estate agency world. She brings with her plenty of administration experience, having previously worked at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and for a construction company in Leeds, and she is now helping plenty of Redbrik renters and landlords with her excellent customer service.
Her spare time is spent being very busy with her husband, three children and Border Terrier, Tilly. She also enjoys a glass of red wine or a G&T on a weekend.
Maddy graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of Sheffield in 2017 and started her career in the business travel and technology sector. She joins as Redbrik’s first Marketing Assistant, where she will apply her experience to the property market, formulating and executing the marketing strategy for the agency.
Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, yoga and going to gigs.
Emma loves helping people and building strong relationships. She’s using all her past experience as a marketing assistant to help our buyers find the homes of their dreams. Her previous roles within the legal profession have provided her with the tools she needs to provide excellent customer service and exceptional organisation.
Emma’s 18-month-old daughter keeps her busy outside of work and they frequently attend toddler groups together. Emma also enjoys socialising with friends and family, taking her dog on long walks in the country, travelling abroad and keeping fit at the gym.
Hannah has worked within estate agency for more than three years, starting her career as a Lettings Manager and completing her ARLA Qualification, before taking on a Sales Valuer role. She has now joined Redbrik as a Sales Manager within our New Homes team.
Hannah attended the University of Northampton and gained her degree in Acting. Having been on tour previously for pantomimes, Hannah’s heart was in property prompting her to join the estate agency business. However, in her spare time, she still enjoys going to the theatre and takes part in her local amateur dramatics society.
Hannah loves to spend quality time with her friends and family and if she’s not at work or on stage she’s chasing after and spoiling her two nieces.
Janet has more than 20 years’ experience within the property industry and has a real passion for the sector. She loves seeing a property coming onto the market and seeing the sale all the way through to the handing over of the keys, with a satisfied seller and buyer.
She loves going on family holidays, keeping fit at the gym, and socialising with family and friends, She is also a self-confessed shopaholic!
Rebecca has been working in estate agency for more than eight years. She has worked in sales for six years and partial lettings for around two years. She has experience of the full sales process, from getting a new instruction, right up until completion.
Outside of work, Rebecca likes socialising, travelling and sightseeing. Nothing makes her happier than spending time with her family.
Prior to working in the property industry, Jen spent 10 years working in design and marketing in Sheffield. As such, she has a passion for fantastic marketing and strong brands which is what drew her to working for Redbrik.
Jen has spent the last six years working with multiple property brands, with a strong focus on lettings, which has given her a wealth of experience working in a predominantly investor market and a love for working in a fast-paced city environment.
Jen is delighted to be heading up Sheffield lettings from the city centre office. This new role will allow her to join a thriving city market, bringing her enthusiasm, meticulous organisation and passion for customer service to an already fantastic team.
Outside of work, Jen loves spending time with her one-year-old boy and husband. She is a keen cook, lover of gin and also enjoys fitness and the gym. She loves a challenge and in the last few years has completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks, Total Warrior and a 100-mile bike ride - all to help raise money for various charities.