Charity dinner touches down for rugby charity

More than £4,000 has been raised by property professionals across the Portsmouth region at their annual charity dinner.

The black-tie event by Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) was held in honour of a charity run by a former England rugby union star.

Donations for the Dallaglio RugbyWorks, founded by World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio, will help disadvantaged local teenagers turn their lives around through fresh opportunity.

Dozens of members and guests attended the city event, held at The Royal Maritime Club, which has Prince Charles as patron.

Tom Holloway, PPA chairman, said afterwards: “Once again PPA members have touched down with their generosity and I’d like to thank them for their kindness and continued support for the PPA, which was founded 99 years ago and has stood the test of time.”

In the programme foreword, Tom stated that the “South Coast is relatively well placed to weather the possible [Brexit] storm, in part because of the diverse nature of the regional occupier base”.

Guest speaker was Hazel Irvine, a sports broadcaster for ITV and BBC for 25 years – she was the youngest-ever presenter of the BBC’s flagship Grandstand sports show.

Hazel, who regaled the audience with bloopers and funny insights from live commentaries, presented for the BBC at every Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996, as well as seven Winter Olympics and four FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Her speech was followed by a charity auction hosted by Clive Emson, a renowned auctioneer who is chairman of one of the top five largest land and property auction firms in the country, Clive Emson.

The record auction bid on the night was £350 for horse racing at Goodwood’s May Festival. A prize raffle also saw significant amounts of money raised.

PPA’s 150 members include estate agents, auctioneers, lettings and property management agents, commercial property agents, chartered surveyors, developers, accountants, solicitors and bankers.

Established in 1920, the umbrella group promotes and maintains the highest professional ethics and integrity among its members. The PPA will be celebrating it’s Centenary next year with a calendar of special events (details to follow).


Click here and visit the gallery page to see all the photos of the evening.

Get your thinking caps on for the PPA Annual Quiz!

We’re now taking bookings for our very popular annual PPA quiz!

It’s on Thursday 24th January 2019 at 7pm (7.30pm start) at Portsmouth Maritime Club, on Queen Street, Old Portsmouth.

This popular social evening is always a brilliant night of fun and laughs for everyone. There are some great prizes to be won in the charity raffle (all proceeds go to Dallaglio RugbyWorks charity) and it’s £65 for a team of 4 to enter the quiz (with a buffet dinner included).

Why not get your team together and book your places today, as tickets always sell fast!

Click on the booking form below, complete all the details and send your cheque and the form to Lorna.

We look forward to seeing you!

PPA Annual Charity Dinner – book your tickets today!

We’re delighted to announce that tickets are now available for our PPA Annual Charity Dinner.

This year’s popular fundraiser will be on Friday 22nd February 2019 and held at The Royal Maritime Club in Queen Street.

This event promises to be another excellent evening with an inspirational speaker – Helen Irvine. All funds raised at the grand charity auction will go to the Chairman’s nominated charity – Dallaglio Rugby Works.

Please book early to avoid disappointment – simply complete the booking form below and send to Rob Marchant.

PPA annual quiz raises £1281 for charity

We are delighted to announce that our annual PPA charity took place in the last week of January and it raised an impressive £1281 for our nominated charities.
The event, first held in 2016, took place at The Maritime Club in Old Portsmouth and 29 teams from across the local area put their thinking caps on to battle for first place.
It was a fun, exciting evening and a close-run competition right up until the very end with Coffins being crowned the winners, followed closely in second place by Team 4 Glanvilles Solicitors.
We would like to thank Stephen Downham for setting the excellent quiz questions and The Maritime Club for laying on a delicious spread.
Congratulations to the Coffins winning team and roll on to next year’s (the 3rd annual) quiz which will be held on Thursday 25th January (put the date in your diary now!!)

PPA annual quiz raises £1600 for charity!

We are delighted to announce that our annual PPA quiz, held on Thursday 26th January, raised an impressive £1600 for our Chairman’s nominated 2019 charity – Dallaglio Rugby Works.

The quiz, held at the Royal Maritime Club, Old Portsmouth was hosted by Tracy Gard from Large & Gibson and Lorna Newnham from Glanvilles.

There were 38 teams, comprising PPA members, colleagues and friends; estate agents, solicitors, surveyors, bankers, letting agents, and auctioneers. The quiz started at 7.30pm with a break for food with 10 rounds, including 2 picture rounds. Our thanks go to the quizmaster, Mark Watson of Glanvilles, who did a fantastic job, and his two marking assistants,  Jemma Gard and Phil Reed.

Large & Gibson kindly sponsored the event- including the winners and runners up prizes and gifts to the organisers. They also generously donated two pairs of tickets to Goodwood House for a tour and an afternoon tea, and a board game for the raffle. The raffle sales on their own raised more than £500 for charity and the list of kind donations from local companies is below.

We are very grateful  for everyone that participated in the event – thank you doe coming – it was a brilliantly fun evening and a fabulous way to generate funds for this vitally important charity.

Raffle donations:

Large & Gibson   2 x 2 afternoon tea at Goodwood House for 2, Articulate board game

Glanvilles  Montezumas gifts x 2 and a sweet hamper

The Village Hotel, Lakeside  1 night stay for 2 including breakfast and use of Leisure Facilities at The Village Hotel

HW Conveyancing Services £50 John Lewis voucher

Cabella Hair Design, Cosham Hair voucher

Glynn Boyden Jewellery, Petersfield Silver pendant

Fairhalls Lettings  Katie Bakes

Jasper Vincent Bottle of Chichester Harbour Gin

Lashes by Shereen Voucher for classic lashes

Salt Café, Portchester Paddleclub voucher

Paws & Claws Pet Photography Gift Voucher

Holloway, Iliffe & Mitchell  Winchester Cocoa Company – Chocolates

Chandler Hawkins Bottle of Whisky

Clive Emson Thorntons Chocolate Block Tower

Churchers £25 Voucher for the Parade Tea Rooms

Biscoes Prosecco & smellies

Fry & Kent  Bottle of wine

Save the date! Friday 27th April – PPA annual conference

Our annual PPA 2018 conference will be held at Langstone Technology Park, Havant on Friday 27th April 2018.

Please arrive at 8.30am for 9.00 am start.

Lunch will be served and the event will close at 2pm.

Please save the date in your diary – booking form and list of speakers to follow…

Save The Date: Wednesday 27th June – PPA V SPA Cricket Challenge!

PPA members! Please place this date in your diary….. 27th June is this year’s annual cricket challenge versus Southampton Property Association.

This year the match will start at 6pm and will be held at a new venue – St Helen’s Cricket Ground, Eastern Parade, Southsea PO4 9RF.

Usual format with a limited overs game against SPA followed by a barbeque and drink in the bar.

Thank you to HW Conveyancing Searches who have kindly agreed to sponsor the event.

Please contact Andrew Prismall directly if you would like to take part – please extend the invitation to staff in your office because we are keen to re-gain the cup!

When responding to Andrew (andrew@hwcsearches.co.uk) please indicate whether you are a batsman, bowler, fielder or just enthusiastic!

We hope to see you on 27th June!