22 August 2014
A FAMILIAR face to Linley & Simpson clients has proved "the wheel deal" by kick-starting a new charity link-up.
Peter Graham (pictured right), a lettings negotiator who has worked across the company's eight-branch Yorkshire network, pedal powered his way to Scarborough as part of an 85-mile bike ride from Leeds.
In doing so, he raised £200 for the Estate Agency Foundation (EAF) - a sum matched by Linley & Simpson as it unveiled the EAF as its adopted company charity.
Director Will Linley said: "The charity brings together companies working within the letting and sales sectors with the aim of eradicating the causes of homelessness.
"We have no shortage of staff who want to fund-raise for good causes close to their hearts and we have pledged to match Pound for Pound any money that they choose to raise for the EAF.
"This is the first time we have nominated a charity for the company to support and, in doing so, are delighted that we are making a contribution to solving a major issue that faces al the communities in the UK."
The EAF distributes fund-raising income between 12 charities that are committed to helping the homeless, including Barnardos, Shelter, The Salvation Army and Help for Heroes.
Saddle-sore Peter, aged 53, who currently works out of the Roundhay office and lives in North Leeds, was joined on his charity bike ride by friend Andy Pattison, who was raising money for the CLIC Sargent Appeal, helping children and young people with cancer.
They set off from The Three Hulats pub in Chapel Allerton at 9am and after following the most picturesque of back routes pedalled into Scarborough at 5pm.