Community Work

Our local community is at the heart of our business. In 2002 when our business opened we created our Mission Statement and have striven always to keep it and our values central to everything we do.

We state that our aim is

To be the best local estate agent offering excellent customer service and a commitment to serving the community with honesty, integrity and professionalism.

Since 2002, McMillan has donated over £100k to various charities and community groups. Our donations come from our residential and rental fees. Each time we sell a property on behalf of a vendor or secure a tenant for a Landlord, we make a donation from that fee. In a way, it's a "thank you" for the business and we couldn't do it without all our wonderful clients, past and present.

Charities

Since 2016 our chosen charities have been:

Alzheimers Society Lighthouse Charity NI Hospice Belfast Youth Clubs

All the charities do amazing work - some are well known such as the NI Hospice and the Alzheimer's Society but others are less so. Belfast Youth Clubs works with young people and their families and Lighthouse provides incredible support in the prevention and awareness of suicide.

Regardless of the size of the charity, they all need our ongoing support and on 23 Feb we held a coffee morning for representatives from our four charities, celebrating not only another year of McMillan donations and discussing other ways of adding our support.


Fionnuala Graham, Community fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society said following our coffee morning on 23 February, 'We are absolutely thrilled to have been supported by McMillan Estate Agents. As a charity, we rely on the support of businesses like heirs and their customers, to help us to raise the much needed funds required to support people in Northern Ireland to live well with dementia today and to also fund research to find a cure for tomorrow'.

For more information on the society and how you can get involved in fundraising go to:

www.alzheimers.org.uk

Jo Murphy who attended the McMillan charity coffee morning on behalf of Lighthouse, gave us information on the work of the charity in instilling hope and positivity in young people and preventing suicide. There are a number of fundraising and awareness raising events planned, for more information go to:

www.lighthousecharity.com

The NI Hospice is one of the best known charities in NI and it is a charity close to many people's hearts. At McMillan we have supported the Hospice for many years and we remain keen to provide as much as we can. There are so many fundraising and awareness raising events that take place throughout the year, it's easy to find something to get involved in. For more information visit the Hospice web site:

www.nihospice.org

Belfast Youth Clubs is one of the charities McMillan support. The charity provide vital support for children and their families.

McMillan Charity Event

With Jim McMillan and Barrie McClure, the two Directors at McMillan Estate Agents are: Katrina Heaney, also from McMillan, Fionnuala Graham from the Alzheimer's Society, Maureen Purdy - NI Hospice, Jo Murphy - Lighthouse. Belfast Youth Clubs were unable to send a representative.

Work Placements and Schools

We have also at McMillan been proud sponsors of a number of other charities. Each year we decide which charities will be our main ones and we make regular donations to them throughout the year, these have included the Simon Community and St Vincent de Paul.

We believe that the children of today are destined to become the business leaders of tomorrow and so hope that by providing regular work placements for students from local schools and colleges we can to some extent inspire young people.

We have also given talks to school pupils about estate agency and acted in mock interviews to prepare senior students for the world of work.

Community Organisations

We serve the community in many ways, sponsoring local Church and community group events for 174 Trust, Gis a Hug Foundation, Whitehouse Presbyterian Church, NI Cancer Fund for Children, Kates Project among others and hosting coffee mornings as well as using our office to promote literature. We are involved in the local Chamber of Commerce and have a keen interest in the development and promotion of the local area.

With Barrie as our representative, we are pleased to be members of the Glengormley Chamber of Commerce which allows us to directly work to make improvements for our community.

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