Garrett Whitelock is extremely proud to be part of the local community in SE1.
We are committed to reinvesting in a neighbourhood that has shown us tremendous support and encouragement when we first set up the business and has given us so much ever since. We use local suppliers and contractors wherever possible, and we try to support local festivals and events whenever we can.
At Garrett Whitelock, we give a percentage of our fees every month to SE1 United, a dynamic local charity nominated by our clients.
Enhancing the lives of young people locally
The charity was set up in 2003 by nine young people from Lambeth and Southwark and delivers a variety of mind-broadening youth-led programmes to enhance the lives of young people locally.
The charity provides opportunities to build confidence and communication skills to increase young people’s knowledge and understanding, enabling them to explore their talents through new and extraordinary experiences. This includes activities to give young people work experience and convert it into paid work in competitive and creative industries, ensuring they attain fulfilling careers.
By volunteering at events such as fashion shows, sports days, homework clubs and community research projects, the young people of SE1 United gain experience, confidence and empowerment. The charity raises aspirations and provides opportunities for personal, social, cultural and academic development. There are no computer games or pool tables, but instead activities are designed to educate and expose young people to wider possibilities.
The Bermondsey Street Festival
The Bermondsey Street Festival has grown to become a highly anticipated annual fixture in the area’s social calendar and Garrett Whitelock is proud to be one of the sponsors of this fantastic community event.
Part of the local community
Offering the perfect blend of village fête folksiness and Bermondsey Street style, the event encourages people to come together, show off their talents, share their stories, meet new people, try new things and have fun!
The event takes place in and around Bermondsey Street each September and offers a unique line-up that celebrates everything local. Music plays a big part in the Festival, with a mix of dub, afro-beat, folk, ska and soul performed on the stages in Tanner Street Park, Whites Grounds and on the Community Stage in Leathermarket Gardens, whilst a wide choice of food is on offer thanks to the Festival’s close collaboration with the area’s many eateries.
The Festival is a free ‘not for profit’ event run entirely by volunteers from the local community for the local community and aims to develop understanding and tolerance of people from different backgrounds.
Elmstead FC’s Under 8s football team
Garrett Whitelock is a passionate supporter of grassroots football and is very proud to sponsor Elmstead Football Club’s Under 8s football team.
Part of the local community
The team practises on Saturdays and plays competitive matches on Sundays and we’re extremely impressed by the hard work and commitment of all players in our squad.
Elmstead FC was founded in 1958 and is based at Chislehurst Recreation Ground. The club’s goal is to provide the best coaching and facilities for players of all ages and to give children from under 7 upwards the opportunity to experience high quality football in a fun and friendly environment and improve their skills. The club runs numerous teams for children and adults and prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and professional team management. Elmstead FC has close links with the local and wider community and welcomes children and parents from all backgrounds.
The club uses FA certified coaches and operates a very strict code of conduct and child protection policy. All coaches, managers and volunteers are strictly vetted against the FA DBS process before entering the club.Additionally, the club has a close association with MAVD Coaching, which runs coaching schools to allow boys and girls as young as three years old to gain all the basic ball skills to progress to a level where they can integrate in the club’s under 7 team.
You can find us at
London Bridge Office
Garrett Whitelock Estate Agents
164 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 3FG
T: 020 7407 4586
F: 020 7407 4016