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Linley and Simpson: After being ‘heartbroken’ when ruthless thieves stole one of its donation collection vans, a Yorkshire hospice is back on the road – thanks to Yorkshire agent Linley & Simpson.
He responded by putting the wheels in motion to donate £20,000 to Martin House Children’s Hospice to buy a replacement van.
The keys to the new vehicle were collected from Linley & Simpson chairman Will Linley by former Yorkshire TV and Calendar News presenter Christine Talbot, who is also a long-time Martin House ambassador.
The hospice team rely heavily on their three vans to transport furniture and other goods through their network of stores across Yorkshire, or to collect donations.
Without wheels, he was unable to raise the full amount of large donations, which can raise up to £170,000 a month for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
The vehicle was stolen from the charity’s furniture warehouse at Thorp Arch, near Wetherby, earlier this year. Despite a widespread call from the police and the media for information, it is still missing.
Stephanie Rimmington, Head of Retail at Martin House, said: “We are delighted to be back behind the wheel, thanks to our friends at our long-time charity partners Linley & Simpson,” said
“Without their donation, we could have been without a van for months while our insurance claim was processed, adding to an already difficult situation in the midst of Covid.
“By replacing the stolen van much more quickly, our retail team is now able to get back on the road, collecting donations to keep our outlets well stocked and generating more income for the hospice.”
Martin House has been a charity partner of Linley & Simpson for several years, during which time its staff have already helped raise over £100,000.
Linley added: “We shared the shock of the whole community at the news of the theft. The fantastic work of the Martin House team touches the lives of so many across Yorkshire, so we welcomed the opportunity to help.
“Many of our staff have volunteered at the hospice, and our branches serve as collection points for the bric-a-brac that its stores can sell, so the work of the warehouse and the vans keeps us very busy. to heart.”
The £20,000 donation comes on top of an additional £25,000 the agency is aiming to raise for the hospice this year in a series of charity challenges to mark its 25th anniversary.
Principle: Principle Estate Management volunteers contributed to the success of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Property management specialists with offices in Birmingham and London have a vision “to have a positive impact on the daily lives of our communities”, and staff are actively encouraged to participate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities ).
Staff members Andy Cleverley and Kathryn Williams proposed their names and Catherine Ghaffoori sang during the opening ceremony.
Cleverley said: “After seeing the volunteers for the London 2012 Olympics, I thought it looked like such a fun experience. Being a real people person, I knew I would love to be outside, chatting and welcoming spectators and generally making sure people were enjoying their time in Birmingham.
“I signed up for Birmingham 2022 updates and in June 2021 they opened up applications to volunteer so I applied straight away. I didn’t hear anything for a few months, until I got an interview invitation around October.
“Apparently over 45,000 people applied and there were 15,000 places. So I was thrilled when I found out I had been chosen to be part of the ‘Commonwealth Collective’ in February. From there , I attended role-specific training and venue-specific training on-site at the Arena in Birmingham – where the gymnastics were taking place.
Williams was first involved earlier this year when she took part in the selection process, narrowing down 45,000 potential applicants to the required 15,000.
She was then also a general volunteer taking on a number of roles at Smithfield which hosted basketball, beach volleyball and one of the Commonwealth Games festival venues.
Chief Operating Officer, Stephanie Jobson, said: “We provide an additional day off per year for our staff to support an organization, charity or event of their choice.
“So it was no surprise when three members of the core team expressed interest in volunteering to help out at the Games.”
Transfer Foundation: The Conveyancing Foundation has reached a charity fundraising milestone of over £900,000 in just over a decade.
The Foundation, which was launched in 2010, has helped its affiliate, leading online conveyancing firm Convey Law and others raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for worthy causes through its Charity Lotto.
For a simple donation of just £10 at the end of their transaction, his Charity Lotto offers customers the chance to win £500 to help pay their transfer fees. The law firm that manages the Lotto chooses where the charitable funds are directed.
Money raised over the past decade includes £375,000 donated to Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in South Wales, over £30,000 for the DEC Ukraine Appeal and support for SANDS, the MS Society, the Epilepsy Society, the Sparkle Appeal, the Little Princess Trust, Cancer Research Wales, the Velindre Cancer Center in Cardiff, Many Tears Animal Rescue, Boomerang Cardiff and the Caerwent Youth Center in Monmouthshire.
Lloyd Davies, Chairman of the Conveyancing Foundation, said: “We have accomplished so much for so many charities – including Ty Hafan and the DEC Ukraine Appeal – in a relatively short period of time, but it is hard work. crew.
“All those who work for the Foundation, the staff and transfer agents of our member law firms, the industry organizations and experts, the charities and media who have supported us and the many industry companies who have sponsored us and supported – all had their part to play and I thank them all for their support and generosity.
“I am delighted that the Charity Lotto has allowed us to achieve so much and I urge others to contact the Conveyancing Foundation to see how we can help them support the charities they hold dear and to care of their staff and each other.”
Edison: A team of colleagues from Eddisons Property Group’s eastern regional offices in Peterborough, Huntingdon and Bury St Edmunds are preparing to travel the 47 miles of the Norfolk Coast Path from Hunstanton to Cromer in just 24 hours next month.
They are aiming to raise £10,000 for the Sue Ryder charity.
The colleagues, who trained for their mammoth coastal trek throughout August, were inspired to raise funds for Sue Ryder who provides expert and passionate palliative care for people living with life-limiting conditions, by their colleague and friend David Park.
David, manager of Eddisons construction and project consultancy team in Peterborough, was diagnosed with cancer in 2021.
The Eddisons team, joined by David’s son Cameron, who works for M&G Investments, plan to start the grueling trek from Hunstanton on the morning of Thursday 8 September, walking overnight along the coast road and reaching Cromer on Friday morning.
Martin Hughes, Edisons East Region Manager, said: “It’s quite ambitious to try and complete this route in just 24 hours and it will certainly be a challenging overnight hike, but we are determined to achieve our fundraising goal of £10,000 for Sue Ryder, with sponsorship of £5,000 already secured.
“We are all energized that the money we raise will help fund much-needed expert end-of-life care and we are currently all training hard whenever we can to try and make sure we are in the best possible physical condition fit for this challenge.
“It was great to train with a team of colleagues and friends. Hopefully our hard work will pay off and we will cover the 47 miles in a respectable time and with a good result for Sue Ryder.
Vicki Lunn, Fundraising and Community Operations Manager at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice added: “A big thank you to the team at Eddisons for taking on this epic challenge to support Sue Ryder. It is very moving to see them all stick together, in honor of their colleague and friend, David. The money they raise will make a big difference in helping us continue to be there when it matters to people going through the toughest times in their lives.
Learn more and donate: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eddisons-coastal-walk-for-sue-ryder
Strut & Parker: A director of Strutt & Parker is about to row 144 miles from Lechlade-on-Thames to London for the benefit of Mind and FOPPS (Friends of Pangbourne Primary School).
Tom Waltham, senior managing partner at Strutt & Parker, said he will be taking part in this event having never rowed before.
He has been training since May for what will be a five-day trip, including a fundraising event on his second day off at Pangbourne Meadow on Tuesday September 6.
Find out more and donate: www.justgiving.com/team/lechladetolondon