The Property Centre, an estate agent with branches located across Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Worcester has donated more than £5,000 to Longfield Community Hospice.
In celebration of the estate agent’s 25th year in business last year, the team decided to mark the milestone by donating £25 to charity for every new property they instructed that went on to complete or let before the end of 2022.
The grand total raised came to £20,025 and in support of the four main areas covered by their branches, a charitable cause in each locality was chosen, with the total split equally between the four charities.
Longfield provides free care and support for patients and their loved ones, helping families make the most of their time together.
Louise Cook, head of fundraising and marketing at Longfield commented, “We have so much enjoyed working with the team in Stroud. Their enthusiasm and drive for our charity has been incredible.
“Having a local company support our hospice makes all the difference – their fundraising enables us to continue to provide our free care to the people of Gloucestershire.
“Patients benefit from our hospice at-home services; families and carers get vital support from our bereavement and counselling service and those who receive a life-changing diagnosis can access our well-being centre. So we want to say thank you, your donation makes an impact.”
The other charities supported by The Property Centre’s 2022 pledge included National Star in Cheltenham, the Chamwell Centre in Gloucester and St. Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.
Stuart Nash, co-founding senior partner at The Property Centre said:
“As an independent company with estate agents in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Worcester, it’s important to us to support our local communities and the charities which serve them.”
Some of the money accrued was donated earlier in 2022 and Jamie Dyer, senior branch manager of The Property Centre’s office in Stroud handed over a cheque for the remaining amount of £4,475 to the team at Longfield this week.
Simon Trippett, partner at The Property Centre added:
“As a local company, we’ve built our business on being an integral part of the communities we serve and we’ve been proud to fundraise for some of these charities before, with events like climbing the National Three Peaks in 24 hours and completing the Cotswold Way Challenge.
“However, our 25th-anniversary pledge was more ambitious and we’re delighted to have donated to such worthwhile local causes.”
Between 2016 and 2021, The Property Centre raised over £30,000 for local charities. Thanks to their 25th-anniversary pledge, that figure has almost doubled in the last 12 months.