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Cake entries for Dawsons Cakesmash competition

Cakesmash Competition Winner Announced

Firstly thank you to absolutely everyone who entered a cake for our Cakesmash competition this year.  Genuinely we have a lot of amazing bakers in our location, I think we should consider The Great Wales Bake-Off #GWBO and see if the BBC are interested!  (Not C4).

So please put your hands together and give a warm round of applause to our most liked and loved cake, the CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD by Amanda Morgan!

Dawsons CAKESMASH competition winner

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Andrea has won a FREE Cake Smash photo shoot (worth £150) with the amazing Safelight Images of Swansea – or voucher equivalent – to gift it as a present.  We must say a huge thank you to Safelight Images, who have been incredibly generous and we cannot wait to see the results of the photo shoot!

Thank you again to everyone who participated, we hope that you all had a good time baking and we very much enjoyed seeing your designs!

 

 

 

 

Design our next Comapny Car for the Dawsons Property Fleet

Design one of Dawsons Company Cars

Our last Dawsons fleet company car (our Sketty sales branch car) was designed using old pictures donated by David Roberts of Bryngoldbooks, but for our next pool car we are looking for something brand new for our design, and are seeking the help of local youngsters.

The winner will see their design wrapped around a new Volkswagen ‘Up’ by Hansign Custom Graphics when it arrives in November. Any participating schools, community, youth groups and individuals will need to get their designs in by no later than Friday 26th October 2018 ready for the winner to be announced on the agency’s social media sites on Thursday 1stNovember 2018, allowing the competition design time to take place during October, in order for the car to be wrapped early November.

Angelia wins school design competition for Dawsons Property Services

This year we are looking for our local young artists to showcase their talents, and have the chance to see their design brought to life, and whizzing around town.  We are, therefore, appealing for local schools, community groups, youth groups or anyone between the age of 7 years to 15 years (inclusive) with a flair for art, to participate in a competition to decorate our next company car.

The winner will see their design wrapped around a new Volkswagen ‘Up’ by Hansign Custom Graphics when it arrives in November. The participating schools, community and youth groups will be announced on the agency’s social media sites on Monday, October 22nd  2018, allowing the competition design time to take place, before judging early November.

This year there is no set theme to the drawings, you get to freestyle and give us something from your imagination!

Any individuals or groups interested in participating should email naomi.webborn@dawsonsproperty.co.uk to express interest and Naomi will send an information pack and design specification by return.

All competition terms of entry can be read here.

Iconic Images for Dawsons Company Car Fleet

Something Old, Something New for Dawsons Fleet of Cars

In recent years Dawsons Estate Agency has used its fleet of company cars as innovative canvasses to catch the eye of people as they pass by. This has resulted in the creation of an array of attractive designs which reflect the communities surrounding each of its local offices and these can be seen driving around Swansea, Llanelli, Morriston, Gorseinon, Mumbles, Sketty & Killay.

The latest of these ‘mobile canvasses’ has appeared on the newest sales car to join the fleet at the firm’s Sketty branch. This time however, instead of eye-catching landscapes something a little different has been designed.  This new vehicle is wrapped with historic images of Sketty.

Dawsons contacted former journalist and now publisher, David Roberts, who for an amazing 21 years has been compiling pictorial nostalgia books which reflect the City and include photos of many locations where Dawsons sell and rent property, and have offered a well-established service for many decades.

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David, whose latest publication, “Swansea – The time of our Lives”, by Bryngold Books, hits the shelves shortly, quickly responded to the request for Sketty-linked photographs to adorn the new VW Up city car.

DAWSONS CAR with DAVID ROBERTS IMAGERY

David (pictured with staff member Christine Adams from Sketty office, who will be seen driving around the area) said “Having spent many years contributing articles to the Swansea Evening Post’s Property Publication I  knew at first hand how professional Dawsons approach to the property market is. As a result I was delighted to assist.”,

David and Bryngold Books provided Dawsons with a number of iconic images of Sketty Cross from many years ago. Two of these were chosen and enlarged and printed in vinyl to wrap the new car. Most noticeable in one of the photographs, making the area instantly recognisable, is that of The Bush Public House, which will, no doubt, jog many a memory.

Chris Hope, our Dawsons senior partner said: “We would like our fleet to be unique, and take great pride in the fact that this new car is designed to be meaningful within its local community.”

DESIGN OUR NEXT CAR:

Our next company car design will be chosen from competition entries from all children aged 11 or under.  If you are a budding artist and wish to showcase your talents and see them turned into real moving pieces of art, find the details of our competition HERE.

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THE MUMBLES RUGBY CLUB CRACKERS’ 7’S WEEKEND

Friday 24th August 2018 to Sunday 26th August

Preparations are in full swing for the 30th annual legendary rugby festival The Crackers’ 7’s over the August Bank Holiday in Underhill Park, Mumbles.  The schedule is as follows:

Friday 24th August from 6pm

  • Mumbles Youth .v. Swansea Uplands Youth
  • Tom Pugh Memorial Game – Mumbles XV .v. Swansea Uplands XV

In memory of Swansea Uplands player Tom Pugh who tragically passed away at such a young age. Proceeds of Programme sales on the night will go to the chosen charity of Tom’s family

Saturday 25th August from 9.30am

  • Mumbles RFC Junior Section morning of rugby fun & games
  • Mumbles RFC Youth hosting a 7’s Tournament k.o. 12.00 Noon

Sunday 26th August from 11am

  • Crackers’ 7’s with the Men’s and Women’s tournaments running in parallel during the day.
  • Live entertainment from 7pm from local band ‘The Contenders’  in the Premier Marquee

There will be a beer tent and BBQ on all 3 Days plus loads of family entertainment including a bouncy castle, giant children’s slide and (wait for it….) zumba classes with Sion throughout the day

 

We at Dawsons are, again, so proud to be headline sponsors of this event and our director James Dawson explains why

Having sponsored this event for many years as a company, and I myself playing in the tournament many times over the years, never successfully I might add, we understand the importance of the annual event to those living locally and those who travel from further afield to take part. The Crackers’ 7’s is a firm date in our calendar, for which we are proud to be the principal sponsor.  The work that the rugby club do for the local community and for various charities is second to none and that is why we look forward to supporting MIND, this year’s chosen charity, to raise both awareness and much-needed funds for the work they do.’

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Please try to come along if you are local, and share this with your friends as you wouldn’t want to miss such a great event!

 

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Schools out for Summer – week 1

Yes kids! It’s that amazing time of the year when you don’t have to get up for school and can spend long days playing with your friends and having a whale of a time.

Ok parents, it’s that time of the year when you are pulling your hair out and wondering what the heck to do every day to keep the kids amused, and you relatively sane.

So over the next few weeks we will be helping you out with some of our favourite local children’s events happening over the Summer holidays and whilst we are at it, we will try to give you a little break at home (so you can get to watch at least a re-run of last night’s Love Island) by providing you with a picture to download and get the kids to colour in.

So this week our ‘Schools out for Summer’ theme is PIRATES!

‘Oohhh Aarrggghhh Me Hearties’

As you may already know Wales is celebrating its YEAR OF THE SEA and so the museum has a FREE family-friendly exhibition on all through the Summer holidays from 10am to 5pm daily.  You can find out all about the history of pirates and buccaneers all over the world, hear tales of treason and treachery, not to mention treasure.  Check out the museum website for further details.

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NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM PIRATE EXHIBITION

Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, SA1 3RD

Daily 10am to 5pm until 30/9/18

Photos by Natalie Dare
Photos by Natalie Dare

We would love to hear about your visit, did you dress up, if so post us a picture using #SCHOOLSOUTFORSUMMER on our Dawsons Facebook Page. If you want to download our colouring pic, we’d also like to see your efforts, so make sure you post it on our page so we can see your pencil skills.

See you next week for more Summer Fun in Swansea!

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Mark Matthews - the winner of Dawsons' Sell your House for Free competition

Nurse Mark named as Dawsons’ winner of ‘sell your home for free’ competition

Dawsons Property is delighted to announce Mark Matthews as the winner of their ‘Sell Your Home for Free’ competition.

Mark, who has put his house on the market with Dawsons in Heol Islwyn, Penyrheol, for £120,000, will get his fees for free from the leading south Wales estate agent.

A nurse at Neath Port Talbot hospital Mark was the lucky winner who was randomly picked out ahead of scores of eligible Dawsons clients. Anyone who put their property up for sale were entered in to the competition with the winner paying no agent fees.

“I was absolutely delighted to find out I had won this competition especially as I have just had a bad experience with an online agent.  It’s a win-win situation for me,” said Mark.

Mark Matthews' home in Heol Islwyn
Mark Matthews’ home in Heol Islwyn

“Dawsons sold a house for me a few years ago but this time I decided to go with the online agent after being seduced by their claims of low fees, which I now massively regret, as has left me ‘out of pocket’ and my property not sold.

“Dawsons are especially pro-active with that personal touch and I think that goes a long way when you are selling a property.”

Jo Summerfield-Talbot, Dawsons’ Director of Sales, said: “We are delighted Mark has emerged as winner of our competition especially as he has had such a bad experience previously.

“Being a Hight Street agent it is all about the close-knit communities we work within, so we decided it would be a great idea to try and give something back to the lucky winner by selling their home for free. It has been a great success and congratulations to Mark.”

MAIN CAPTION: L-R Competition winner Mark Matthews with Nicola Fulford, Dawsons’ BranchManager at the Gorseinon branch, and Simon McClaren, Dawsons’ Senior Sales Negotiator at Dawsons’ Gorseinon branch.

Dawsons present high vis jackets to schoolchildren in Loughor

Dawsons donate high vis jackets to Loughor schoolchildren

Dawsons estate agent has donated 27 high vis jackets to Tre Uchaf School in Loughor.

Head Teacher Christine Hewitt said the school were delighted with the contribution of the high vis jackets from Dawsons’ branch in Gorseinon.

“The high vis jackets are a very welcome gift from Dawsons. They will be used regularly by our younger classes while out and about in the community and on school trips and they will help ensure that the children are seen and safe,” she said.

Dawsons’ staff in Gorseinon Amanda Bamford, Sales Negotiator, and Simon McLaren, Senior Sales Negotiator, went to the school in person to present the jackets to Mrs Hewitt and the children.

“We were delighted to be able to go to the school and present the infants with these high vis jackets. It is very important for the children to be as safe as possible when they go on school visits,” said Amanda.

While they were at the school Simon and Amanda also judged the Infants’ Easter Bonnet Parade and the Juniors’ Easter Decorate an Egg Competition (see pictures below).

MAIN CAPTION: Pupils modelling their high vis jackets. Front row: Cole Morgan, Molly Pompa, Lily Puddefoot, and Jackson Beavers. Back row: Maisie Harris and Olly Thomas, with Simon McClaren and Amanda Bamford.

Infant Easter Bonnet Parade winners: Theo Thomas (1st), Kacey Rose (2nd), Sandro Jones (3rd)
Infant Easter Bonnet Parade winners: Theo Thomas (1st),  Sandro Jones (3rd), Kacey Jones (2nd)
Junior Easter Decorate and Egg winners: Grace Harries (1st), Jac Kavanagh (2nd), Jaydon Taylor (3rd)
Junior Easter Decorate and Egg winners:  Jaydon Taylor (3rd), Jac Kavanagh (2nd),  Grace Harries (1st)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dawsons ready to sell your property for free – it’s on the house!

With winter behind us Dawsons is ready to spring into action with their biggest and best competition ever – ‘Sell your Home for Free’.  

If you have a property you want to put on the market contact Dawsons before the end of June, put it up for sale with the leading South Wales estate agent and you will be entered in the competition with the winner paying no agent fees! It’s on the house!

Jo Summerfield-Talbot, Dawsons’ Director of Sales said: “It is all about the close-knit communities we work within. We decided it would be a great idea to try and give something back to the lucky winner by selling their home for free. 

“We have been in business for more than 25 years ago and have forged many great relationships during this time, not just with business associates but more importantly with our clients who have remained loyal throughout the years.

“Our success is not only attributed to the them but also the many recommendations we receive for which we are immensely grateful and proud, equally the outstanding work our teams put in to make it as seamless as possible, by always going the extra mile.”

So, to enter call your local branch of Dawsons, book a valuation, place your property on the market before the end of June and you will be entered into our prize draw. It really is as simple as that.

Properties will have to be valued by Dawsons between Tuesday, March 20th and Thursday, May 24th to be eligible for the competition, and properties will need to be placed on the open market within four weeks of the closing date of the competition.

You can see the full competition T&C’s on the Dawsons website www.dawsonsproperty.co.uk.

Sketty School pupil Angelina Chugh

Budding Sketty School artist celebrates Dawsons’ competition win

Proud Sketty Primary School pupil Angelina Chugh is celebrating after having her winning drawing emblazoned on a Dawsons Property van.

The 10-year-old, who is in year six at Sketty Primary School, took top prize in the competition organised by Dawsons Estate Agents involving over 60 pupils from the school.

Angelina was delighted to see her drawings on all angles of the van which is seen daily in and around Swansea.

The theme of the competition was to draw a picture depicting family, houses and Swansea.

“I was really delighted to learn I was the winner because I have never won anything before,” said Angelina.

“It will be exciting to see the van driving around Swansea with my drawings and my name on the side.”

Naomi Webborn from Dawsons letting department said: “We were delighted with all the colourful entries received and Angelina’s winning pictures look perfect on the van.  We have already received several positive comments from those who have seen the van pass them this week.”

“We wanted to brighten up the van so decided it was a good idea to involve the school children from Sketty whom we have involved in some of Dawsons projects previously.

“Due to the enthusiastic response received we shall be looking to host competitions of a similar nature during the coming year, throughout our local communities.”

For winning the competition, which was judged by Swansea graphic design firm Hansign, Angelina was also presented with a family ticket for four to use at the Winter Wonderland whilst she waited for her van drawings to become a reality.

Headteacher at Sketty School Peter Evans said: “Well done to Angelina, I was delighted with the standard of the children’s work and to be asked to enter such a fun competition.”

CAPTION: Sketty Primary School pupil Angelina Chugh standing by the Dawsons van

 

Zoe Westerman and Ricky Purdy

Dawsons staff bid to win The Wallich’s charity fundraising challenge

Dawsons Estate Agents has just 50 days to turn £50 into a small fortune.

The challenge – known as Clash of the Corporates – is a competition run by homeless charity The Wallich.

Twenty businesses across Wales are competing to see who can turn a £50 loan from The Wallich into the most money in 50 days.

Dawsons has hit the ground running with a programme of money-raising events that includes a cake sale, a curry night, an auction and Halloween fundraising activities.

“We’ve got lots of other ideas in the pipeline,” Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings, Dawsons. “Suggestions have included car washing and pop up shops – it’s going to be a lot of fun and visitors to our branches should find it amusing.”

The £50 to start the competition was presented to Ricky by Zoe Westerman, corporate strategic relationships manager for The Wallich.

“Clash of the Corporates is a great way to bring the local business community together through some healthy competition,” said Zoe. “We’re looking forward to seeing what innovative and creative fundraising ideas the Dawsons team will come up with to help raise vital funds for our charity.”

Any money raised will boost the £1,300 Dawsons has already raised for the Wallich, which is its chosen charity of the year.

“Our staff selected The Wallich as the company’s charity of choice for the year because it has a number of shelters in Swansea,” said Ricky.

“The staff have really thrown themselves into it, and the Clash of the Corporates will be their biggest challenge yet. It’s going to be a really interesting 50 days! We just want to get the staff involved to have as much fun as they have in recent months and raise money for a good cause along the way.”

(CAPTION: L-R Zoe Westerman, corporate strategic relationships manager for The Wallich with Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings at Dawson)