Chartered Surveyors

Edwards Genesis/Brownlow Associates and the Community

Whilst we are a small company we aim to contribute in some way to the local communities within which we work and to other good causes.

"What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?" - Winston Churchill

For more updates regarding our actions within the community, please check our Facebook and Twitter pages: 

Through Edwards Genesis and Brownlow Associates we have supported the following:

Clarendon Primary School, Bolton - attendance on annual Year 6 geography field trips to Rivington.

BBC Children In Need - annual donation

Bolton Hospice - donation - 2011


Old Boltonians AFC - donation to fund for new clubhouse 2011.

Westhoughton Lions Amateur Rugby League Club - kit sponsorship (2007-8 and earlier through Edwards & Co).

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Horwich RMI Cricket Club - T20 kit and training shirt sponsorship (2013) and purchase of a new scoreboard (2014) for the Junior Section.

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Horwich RMICC T20 team - May 2014.

Bolton Rugby Union Club - Fixture List advertisement (2014 - present) and logo sponsorhip on playing shirts (2014).

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Parkinson's Society entry fees for two runners in the BUPA Manchester 10k run (2014).

Bolton School - sponsorship of a Year 11 pupil producing original artwork for our annual calendar (2014 and ongoing).

Lancashire Cricket Board - Brochure Advertisement for Under 13s tour to Barbados 2011.

St James's School, Farnworth - mock interviews for Year 11 students (2009).

Bolton School 1st XV Rugby Team - Raffle prize for fund raising evening for a trip to International Festival of Youth Rugby held in Portugal April 2014.

Amy Leigh Barnes Charitable Foundation - Donation - Charity Golf Day - May 2014.

Westhoughton Lions ARLFC (see above) - Donation -  fundraising for new changing rooms and clubhouse facility - June 2014..

Leigh Golf Club - Raffle prizes for Ladies Charity Day - August 2014.

Manchester Dogs Home Donation - September 2014.

Alzheimer's Society - Donation - September 2014.

Octagon Theatre, Bolton - Monthly Donation - September 2014 and ongoing.

Crisis at Christmas - - Donation - 2014 Christmas appeal.

Horwich RMI CC - New training shirts for 2015 season.



Amy Price of Rusell & Russll (Solicitors) - Donation - PFA Children Today Challenge Cup Cuba 2015 fundraising event. - April 2015.

Steve Titchard and Shaun Anders - Donation - April 2015 - Abseil Challenge to raise funds for LCCC Foundation - April 2015.

Eastleigh Juniors AFC - Programme sponsorship - May 2015

Horwich RMI CC - Matchball sponsorship - May 2015

Southport and Birkdale CC - Donation -refurbishment of training facilities - May 2015



Water Aid - Donation - - July 2015.

Southport RUFC - Donation - Guinness World Record Attempt raising money for Cystic Fibrosis and Alder Hey Childrens Hospital - July 2015.


Jordan Gibbons - Donation - Academy Player at St Helens RLFC, as a contribution towards his fund raising for a tour to Australia. John Brownlow, one of our Directors, had some small involvement in Jordan's rugby career as he coached him as an Under 8 at Westhoughton Lions ARLFC, who we have also sponsored in the past, many years ago. He's gone a long way since! Good luck, Jordan, from all at Edwards Genesis. Look out for tour photos and updates on here and our Facebook page - August 2015.


Chris Brownlow - Sponsorship - for running the Greater Manchester 10k to raise money for MIND The Mental Health Charity. Good luck, Chris! - September 2015.


Well-Good Maths Challenge - we are delighted to have become a sponsor of this great charity scheme run by Bolton School - November 2015.

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Teenage Cancer Trust -  for our Christmas charity this year we are supporting The Teenage Cancer Trust ( and particularly James Rowan, a young man from Bolton who is now a final year student at Newcastle University. James has been raising funds for TCT throughout 2015 and we are pleased to support him in his ongoing efforts. - November-December 2015.


Westhoughton Community Christmas Day - We have pledged to support both by helping out on the day itself and by donating other goodies. - December 2015.

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Support Adoption for PetsSmall Donation - but it will be enough to feed an unwanted/abandoned pet a meal or two over Christmas - December 2015.


"Hug in a Mug" - donation of mugs, socks and footstuffs to the Boton Young Persons Housing Scheme charity appeal. - February 2016.


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Andrea Hayes from our Leigh Office - Donation - who completed the Cancer Reserch UK Manchester Winter Run. - February 2016.


South Lancs Golf League - Advertisement - 2016 Calendar - April 2016.

Stacey Kerr of True Shone & Kerr Estate Agents, Bolton - Sponsorship - our good friend and professional colleague, Stacey Kerr of True Shone & Kerr Estate Agents in Bolton, is organising a Winter Ball to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disiease Association and we are pleased to have sponsored 2 of the tables for the event, which will take place in November. Good luck to Stacey in her fund-raising for a worthy cause. - May 2016.


Chris Brownlow - Sponsorship - for running the Great Manchester 10k and raising funds for Mind - The Mental Health Charity. - May 2016.

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St James's CofE High School - Donation - "Over the Tops Challenge" raising funds for Bolton Hospice. - May 2016.


Jane Edwards  - Donation -  taking part in the "Bubble Rush" event to raise funds for Bolton Hospice. - August 2016.

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Bolton Hospice  - support for a Charity Event also raising funds for Bolton Hospice. - October 2016.




Susan Leigh - An interesting afternoon at Bolton School ( attending a Year 8 art class along with professional artist Susan Leigh ( We have sponsored Susan's visit to the school and she has been working with the boys and girls and their teachers, Jane Fazackerley and Laura Turner, on a project that will eventually lead to their work appearing on this year's Edwards Genesis calendar. The pupils were given the brief of finding shapes, textures and patterns in and around their homes and other buildings - so they've looked at architectural details, garden features etc - and then taking those into the classroom where they've transposed them into different patterns to be used in fabric printing. Look out for more examples of the artwork as the project progresses and for pictures of the finished projects. - 11th October 2016. 



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Alley Cats & Kittens - Donation - We have donated a large box of surplus printer cartridges to Alley Cats & Kittens (, a charity based in Southport. They have a volunteer who sells such items on e-Bay to help raise funds. AK&C are primarily a TN&R (Trap, Neuter & Release) organisation trying to reduce the number of feral cats in Southport and surrounding areas but they also rescue stray, abandoned and injured cats and kittens and arrange for fostering and re-homing. - October 2016. 



Purple Property Shop - Donation - We are pleased to be supporting our friends at Purple Property Shop by donating prizes for the raffle at their Carols by Candlelight event in December, which will raise funds for Bolton Hospice. - December 2016. 



Macmillan Cancer Support - Sponsorship - Our Christmas charity for 2016 and we have supported them by sponsoring Tom Hopwood, a young man from Chorley now living and working in Manchester, who has committed himself to any number of ridiculously strenous events over the next few months to raise funds for this worthwhile cause. We are proud to have supported Tom and you can read about his challenges and even donate here. - December 2016.


The Festive Season has also seen us make small donations to the Westhoughton Community Christmas Lunch held annually at The Mercury Motel so that elderly and disadvantaged people do not have to be alone on Christmas Day and can enjoy the food, drink, hospitality and company that most of us take for granted); Bolton and Bury Cat Rescue the UK Government Disasters and Emergencies Committee (DEC) to help in their famine relief operations in Yemen Yemen Crisis Appeal. - December 2016.


March 2017 - raffle prizes for a Charity Night hosted by AFG Law

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April 2017 - donation to Jayne Hart of Amity Law who slept outdoors to raise awareness and funds for Bolton Young Persons Housing scheme

April 2017 - donation to Jane Edwards raising money for the Guide Dogs Association

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May 2017 - donation to the MEN/British red Cross appeal raising funds for the victims of the Manchester terrorist bombing


June 2017 - sponsorhip of the Heaton Great Get Together 



June 2017 - staff member Andrea Hayes has taken part in the Race For Life and we have made a small donation to her fund raising effort for Cancer Research UK

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July 2017 - donation to our good friend and former colleague, Ray Chan, who is walking across Morecambe Bay on his 60th birthday to raise money for Hearing Dogs For Deaf People

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July 2017 - a small donation to Bella & Brave, Wigan's only dedicated animal sanctuary based in Parbold.

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September 2017

We are happy to be supporting friends and colleagues in upcoming charity events. Firstly, Stacey Kerr of Arc Homes in Westhoughton has arranged a 1970s Disco Party to be held in Atherton on Saturday 30th September in aid of MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association), Manchester Branch. This is a charity that Stacey, who has also just raised funds by completing the Great North Run, holds dear to her heart and we wish her well. Secondly, Melanie Brownlow, her sister Jane Edwards and niece, Laura Edwards, are doing the 5k Bubble Rush in Queen's Park, Bolton on Sunday 17th September and are raising funds for Bolton Hospice. Good luck to them all - we are please to have helped in some small way! 

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October 2017 - John and Melanie Brownlow helped out on The Volunteer Day at Bella and Brave Animal Sanctuary in Parbold and we have made a small donation to this worthy project through our Community Fund.

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November 2017 - our Associate, Ben Gardiner MRICS, is (ill-advisedly!) growing a moustache and raising funds for Movember Foundation We are pleased to have made a small donation.


November 2017 - We were delighted to use our Community Fund to provide Lisa and Emily with some discounted professional advice in connection with the lease on their new shop (who knows, it could be the first of many!) at 29 Church Road, Smithills, Bolton. If you like fresh fruit and veg - mainly organic and locally sourced - and you want to buy dry goods (spices, lentils, rice, porridge oats etc) by weight and in re-usable or recyclable containers rather than in big plastic bags, if you like hot homemade soup and fresh bread, and if you like a friendly chat in a local grocery shop just like every little community had back in the day then why not call in and see what this exciting new venture has to offer!

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December 2017 -  we donated 3 bales of hay as an early Christmas present for the resue animals at Hillside Animal Sanctuary.


January 2018  - we have made a donation to Tim Taylor, Chartered Surveyor of Deacon and Jones (Chartered Quantity Surveyors) who is running in this year's London Marathon and raising funds for British Heart Foundation


April 2018 - we have made a small donation to our friends and clients, Lisa and Emily, at "A Small Good Thing", a community based, local grocery shop (29 Church Road, Smithills, Bolton) aiming to reduce food and packaging waste and to supply locally produced and organic food where possible. They are preesently raising funds to help them install a cold store to assist in further reducing food waste. 

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August 2018

We have sponsored Jon "Stevo" Stephenson, one of our clients, as our Atherton Laburnum Rovers FC player for the 2018/19 season.  Stevo teaches at Canon Slade school in Bolton and is a tall, rangy striker in the Peter Crouch mould! He returns to The Rovers having played at Eagley FC last year. Good luck for the season, Stevo!



August 2018 - we have made a small donation to help Hillside Animal Sanctuary raise funds to securely fence its newly acquired 130 acre farm


September 2018 - we are pleased to have continued our sponsorship arrangements with Bolton Rugby Union for another season with an advert in the matchday programme and by sponsoring the playing and club kit of Chris Brownlow, our trainee Building Surveyor.


September 2018 - sponsorship of Leigh RUFC "Scrumdown 2018" Beer Festival Scrumdown 2018

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Halloween 2018 - we are delighted to have suppported our good friend Nick Horsfall and his colleagues at KBL Solicitors in Bolton in their novel way of raising for funds for the brilliant Bolton Lads and Girls Club who do so much great work with the young peoiple in our area. Needless to say we donated to keep Nick locked up!

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December 2018 

We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Charity Donation for 2019 has been made to Back UP North West in Bolton - formerly Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme This is in particular recognition of the efforts of our good friend and professional colleague Jayne Hart of Amity Law in Horwich, who has been a staunch supporter of the Charity for some years and has actually spent a night sleeping rough to experience and understand some of the privations young (and not so young!) homeless people have to endure. If you can help with a donation - however, small - you can do so here 


March 2019

Our first charity donation of the years has been made to Comic Relief.

March 2019 

We had a day out helping our friends at Bellla and Brave Animal Sanctuary, who have moved the sheep and goats to new fields in Newburgh. We helped tidy the land, remove rubbish, mend fences etc and we have made a small donation.

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May 2019

A warm welcome to Edward - a rescue goat at the wonderful Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary and who we are now sponsoring!

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June 2019

Director Simon Miller and his wife, Sue, recently attended a Charity Casino Evening raising money for and we were pleased to sponsor a set of chips for one of the tables.

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Great to see that our sponsored bench is now in place at Horwich RMI Cricket Club just as the sunny weather has arrived! All we need now is to find some time to go and sit on it and watch a bit of cricket!


We are pleased to have made a donation to Hillside Animal Sanctuary to help them secure ownership of 4 acres of land their horses have used as a thoroughfare between paddocks and grazing fields for many years


July 2019

We are delighted to have become a Corporate Supporter of The Society For The Protection of Ancient Builldings As Chartered Surveyors we owe a duty to help in the preservation of the historic building fabric of the country and our involvement with SPAB will enable our surveyors and staff to learn more about conservation and preservation and historic building techniques and appropriate remedial works on older buildings to which much damage continues to be done by poorly-specified and inappropriate repairs.


November 2019

We are pleazsed to have made our annual donation to BBC Children in Need Appeal.

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We are pleased to have made a donation to Bolton Community Kitchen

December 2019

We are delighted to announce that our Christmas charity donation this year has been made to The WoodlandTrust.

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January 2020

We are delighted to have made a small donation to help our good friends at Amity Law ( in their brave sky diving exploits ( to raise money for Back Up North West

September 2020

We have sponsored a hutch at Chorley Hedgehog Rescue Centre


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