2 November 2020

FOLLOWING the release of the £30,000 community pot that Linley & Simpson launched at the beginning of the year, the business has now partnered with 3 community groups in Pannal as part of their commitment to support and give back to communities in the areas they operate in.

Linley & Simpson, which has 21 branches across North, East and West Yorkshire have linked up with Pannal Sports Junior Football Club, Pannal Village Hall and 1st Pannal Scout Group by providing funding to support various activities as 2020 comes to an end.

Linley & Simpson have provided enough funding to allow Pannal Village Hall to create a brand new disabled toilet with baby-changing facilities. 

Michael Briggs, who is responsible for the marketing and website of Pannal Village Hall says, 'We are delighted to have received this funding from Linley & Simpson. We are improving the facilities at our 130-year-old building so that it is in line with modern acceptable standards and we can continue to be the busiest village hall in Yorkshire. The volunteers at our Hall are always trying to improve our facilities for the community and still need further funding to purchase new Mood Lighting and furniture for the extra rooms we now have to manage.'

Mark Taylor, Head of Ground Development and Trustee of Pannal Sports Junior Football Club says, 'As part of our strategic 10-year plan, the club has already opened phase one (£660,000) of its ambitious £1.2m community park project and awaits the funding, due in 2021, to commence works on the final phase to create a high quality community pavilion building. While waiting for funding for phase two, a shipping container has been converted to create a 'Coffee Shack' which Linley & Simpson have kindly contributed towards.'

Linley & Simpson have also donated funding towards 1st Pannal Scout Group to provide equipment including hammocks and tarps to run a Survival Camp and take part in DofE expeditions. 

Neil Salvin, Treasurer of 1st Pannal Scout Group says, 'We are thrilled to have been accepted to receive funding from Linley & Simpson, our Scout group are so excited to be able to run a survival camp now that we have this new equipment. We are still looking for additional funds to run the camp and Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, allowing us to provide a range of activities for all of our members.'

Anthony Metcalfe, Branch Manager of Linley & Simpson’s Harrogate office says, 'We are always looking for ways to support our local community. We’re committed to supporting organisations across Yorkshire and we’re thrilled to be able to contribute funds to these groups, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

'As an independent Yorkshire based agency, we are proud of our strong roots and are delighted to have the opportunity of giving something back to the community wherever we can, which is why we have also given the residents of Pannal the opportunity to also support their local community. For every person in Pannal who chooses to sell or let a managed property through us, they will have a choice between Pannal sports Football Club, Pannal Village Hall or 1st Pannal Scout Group to receive a £250 donation from Linley & Simpson, upon completion of the sale or letting of their property.'

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