LettingaProperty.com World Book Day 2021

LettingaProperty.com find their home in a hundred books!

LettingaProperty.com find their home in a hundred books! 

Once upon a time, the team at LettingaProperty.com set themselves a challenge to raise money for an important cause. Intrigued? Well, settle down and enjoy the story. 

Before we get to that, a quick bit about us. LettingaProperty.com is the UK’s longest established online lettings company. We offer a smarter alternative to traditional high-street letting, by providing greater control and transparency for landlords and tenants across the UK. 

In March 2020, just before COVID lockdown, we celebrated our first World Book Day. The team went all out, dressing as book characters and donating over 500 books to charity.  This special day in the office marked the start of a wonderful yet wacky team tradition. 

Unsurprisingly, this year’s World Book Day was a little different, with the whole team working from home, during the third (and hopefully final) lockdown. But this didn’t dampen our spirits.  

Katie Randall, Training Coordinator and self-proclaimed World Book Day advocate, hosted a virtual team get-together. Everyone dressed up again, took part in a book-themed quiz, and voted for the best costume. An impressive turn out included Harry Potter, Snow White, and some Oompa-Loompas, with Lavender (from Roald Dahl’s Matilda) taking first place. 

Winner, Ashleah, claimed a copy of The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse; the bestselling illustration book by Charlie Mackesy. After a tumultuous year, Mackesy’s story of compassion for others and strength in vulnerability felt like a fitting message. 

To cap our day of celebration, we set a company-wide Readathon challenge of 100 books in 100 days. In a phenomenal group effort, we read 101 books and raised £100 for Read for Good. 

“We’re thrilled to support Read for Good, whose charity work is even more crucial during these testing times. Reading is a joy that every child should experience and we’re so happy that our efforts support this. I loved having an excuse to read more books and am proud of our collective team effort. Thanks again to everyone who took part.” 

Katie Randall, LettingaProperty.com 

With a close-knit team and sociable staff, lockdown proved especially challenging for us. World Book Day provided a much-needed opportunity to get together (albeit virtually) and unite to support a great cause. Beyond work, our Readathon gave us a shared focus, providing a real boost for the team and having a positive impact on us all. We are already looking forward to the next World Book Day. 

Bea Plummer 

Digital Marketing Apprentice