Fundraising for the children

Country Properties supporting Children In Need.'November 2012.
Country Properties supporting Children In Need.'November 2012.

Leading local estate agents Country Properties have a very ambitious plan to raise £10,000 for the BBC’s annual Children in Need Appeal.

To date, their fundraising efforts have been so successful that they have already raised over £16,000 – and with a week still to go, they’re hoping to get as close to £20,000 as they can.

Since April, all 22 of the firm’s offices across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire have been donating £7 for every For Sale or To Let board erected before the November deadline.

In addition, individual offices have been vying with each other all through the year to come up with their own unique fundraising ideas. Just this month, for example…

Ian Wilson, from the firm’s head office in Baldock, and his wife Sue, who owns the Stevenage franchise, successfully completed a gruelling 84-mile hike along Hadrian’s Wall (West Coast to East Coast). Walking seven hours a day for six days, two and a half days of which were in driving rain. They raised £1,200 in the process!

Country Properties’ Hitchin office organised a hugely successful “Rock Your Spots Off” concert at the local football club, featuring 3 local bands and attended by around 200 people. A great night was had by all, raising a grand total of £2,095.

Last, but by no means least, the Welwyn Garden City office struck gold by inviting members of the public to throw wet sponges at members of staff who took turns at being pelted while sitting in traditional wooden stocks outside the office. Who could resist an opportunity like that? Certainly not the good citizens of WGC, who parted with over £400 on a freezing cold day for the privilege!

All in all, so successful have Country Properties been in fundraising this year that they have been invited to attend the BBC’s Children in Need event in Cambridge on November 16.

If you are thinking of selling or letting a property, there is still time to help by giving your local office a call.