Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Estate agents break their fund-raising targets

AGENTS Strutt & Parker, which have an office in Pangbourne, have broken through their ambitious 2013 target to raise £100,000

AGENTS Strutt & Parker, which have an office in Pangbourne, have broken through their ambitious 2013 target to raise £100,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

To date more than £143,000 has been raised — with more still to come before the end of the year.

At the beginning of the year Strutt & Parker elected Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity as their charity of choice with an aim to raise more than £100,000 to assist in the building of the new Neurosciences Centre.

Throughout its long history, the hospital has always relied on public support, even after the founding of the NHS in 1948.

The charity raises vital funds towards the redevelopment of the hospital, cutting-edge equipment, pioneering research into new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses, as well as much-needed support services for families.

Throughout the year the whole company has rallied behind the cause and taken part in a wide variety of fund-raising activities.

Whilst some offices and individuals chose to raise funds through sport and outdoor activities such as marathons, coastal walks, kayaking on the Thames and golf days, others ran quiz nights, cake sales and local competitions.

While the target has already been smashed, Strutt & Parker are continuing to fund-raise with various new ideas including their own spin on a cookbook, the Little Red Celebrity Charity Cookbook to be released in the upcoming months.

Andy Martin, senior partner at Strutt & Parker, said: “We are very proud of having hit this target faster than planned.In fact, we are already 25 per cent above it.

“This is due to a great deal of effort from our organising team and a wonderful sense of connection in Strutt & Parker for this worthy cause.

“As we have staff, friends and clients who have personal experience of the great work of the hospital, this undoubtedly helped our motivation if indeed any was needed.”

Justine Trumper, head of account management at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: “We have been so impressed with the passion, dedication and creativity shown by Strutt & Parker teams across the UK in 2013 and we are thrilled that they have already surpassed their initial fund-raising target.

“When the new neurosciences centre opens in 2017, Strutt & Parker’s efforts will make a very real difference to countless patients and their families — something everyone involved can be truly proud of.

“We can’t wait to see what creative fund-raising ideas they’ll turn their hand to next!”

For further information about Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity visit www.gosh.org

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