The teams at SDL Graham Penny and Century 21 Graham Penny established the Graham Penny Foundation to enable them to support local, national and international causes through a series of fundraising events throughout the year.
In recent years the staff have taken part in many local charity events such as the Derby 10k and the Race For Life, as well as organising a charity black tie ball and donating our time as auctioneers for fundraising events, and have so far raised over £16,000!
The teams will continue to fundraise throughout 2016 and at the end of the year will divide the money between more local charities.
If you work for local charity and would like to be considered for our donations at the end of this year please email a short outline about your work to
In 2015 the Graham Penny Foundation supported Action Homeless in Leicester, Framework in Nottingham and Padley in Derby and raised £12,000 by carrying out the following events:
Graham Penny Auctions 10th Anniversary Charity Ball - raised over £10,000
The Graham Penny Auctions 10th Anniversary Charity Ball took place at Donington Hall on Saturday 14th November and raised £10,000 for the Graham Penny Foundation. To view the full list of auction, raffle and silent auction prizes click here and to view an album of photos from the evening click here.
Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge - raised over £250
Graham Penny Auctions entered a team, comprising Andrew Parker, Carl Finch, Rachael Parker, Vejay Pal, Abigail Selwood and Sarah Miles, into the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge, part of the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon and Mini Marathon on Sunday 27th September and raised over £250 for the Graham Penny Foundation.
Uganda Charity Ball – raised £1,500
A charity ball was held in March to raise money to fund Derbyshire student Elliott Parker’s trip to Uganda in July to construct a school building for children in the area. His expenses were more than paid for and the £1,500 extra that was raised was donated to the Graham Penny Foundation.
Derby County executive box – raised £500
The Graham Penny Auctions directors offered their 10-seater executive box at Derby County FC in a silent auction for the Derby County vs Watford match. The highest bid of £500 secured the tickets and a great night of football at the iPro Stadium.
In 2014 the Graham Penny Foundation supported Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK and PANDAS by carrying out the following fundraising events:
Muddy team raises £80 for Graham Penny Foundation
A team of four daredevil adventurers from Graham Penny Auctions took part in the annual Wild Run obstacle race in Derby in April and raised £80 for the Graham Penny Foundation. John and Pip Fearnehough & Laura and Simon Annable took part in the event at Osmaston Manor in Derby which saw them run a crazy 10k race in just over two hours, negotiating 60 obstacles including scrambling over walls, diving under cargo nets and even jumping through a fire pit. Click here for the full story
Social media & mobile phone strike
Sam and Olivia from the Derby auctions office are self-confessed digital addicts. They took part in a 24 hour social media and mobile phone strike on Monday 2nd June and raised over £150. Click here for the full story
Director Andrew Parker took part in the Derby Ramathon on 8th June and raised over £600. To sponsor Andrew click here
Walking the Cotswold Way
Director James Cokayne walked a marathon a day for four days to complete the 102 mile Cotswold Way in July and raised over £1,000! Click here to read the full story
Cycle Derby Sportive 40k Radleigh Homes City Tour
Ruth Allen, Andrew Parker, Rachael Parker, Elliott Parker, Carl Finch and Lisa Osborne all took part in the Cycle Derby Sportive 40k Radleigh Homes Derby City Tour on Sunday 21st September and raised over £300. Click here for the full story
The world's biggest coffee morning
Steph Watson organised a Macmillan coffee morning at the Graham Penny Estates office on St James Street in Derby on Friday 26th September which raised over £500! Click here for the full story