17 July 2020
FOLLOWING the release of the £30,000 community pot, Linley & Simpson has kicked off several new partnerships with Ripon based community groups as part of their commitment to support and give back to communities in the areas they operate in.
The Ripon branch, based on the Old Market Place, has linked up with the 6th Ripon Scout Club by donating £250 towards buying new paddleboards for water activities.
The branch has also partnered with St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School by giving £500 towards developing the KS1 outdoor area to enable children to develop literacy and motor skills. Mrs C Thorpe, Class Teacher at the school says, "Our outdoor area is very underused and underdeveloped, and the money from Linley & Simpson will be used towards developing this outdoor area by providing large scale building and mark-making equipment. This will enable the children to develop their speaking and listening skills through working together, negotiating and explaining. The mark-making equipment will enable children to refine their motor skills on a larger scale than indoors which will have a positive impact on handwriting. Being outside is also great for our well-being which is especially important in the current climate."
Another link-up has been with the Ripon City Panthers Under 6's team by donating £400 for the club to purchase a shirt, shorts and socks for every player in the team.
All the groups will benefit from Linley & Simpson's Give Back Scheme, where the business will donate £250 to the community group or school when someone lets or sells a property through them and is associated with that group or school.
The aim of the community fund is to support communities across Linley & Simpson's 19 areas of operation. Kerry Ferguson, Branch Manager of the Ripon office says, "Our entire team is thrilled to be getting involved with some of the local communities. We know how much these groups rely on donations and funding to continue improving facilities and activities so we're delighted to be able to be a part of that. We're also eager to see what other ways we can work with the groups and continue to build partnerships."