18 February 2020

RESIDENTIAL property specialists, Linley & Simpson, have launched their community initiative for 2020 by releasing a £30,000 pot, available to schools, sports clubs and community clubs across North, West and East Yorkshire.

Will Linley, CEO of Linley & Simpson says, "We pride ourselves on playing an integral part in our local communities and this initiative is all about helping a range of good causes where support such as this can make a big difference. We promote an inclusive approach amongst our employees and encourage involvement in all of our community activities and I'm pleased to say that our staff are very much on board with the initiative.

"We have been at the very heart of Yorkshire for 22 years, with many home-grown members of staff working in the business that will be familiar faces in their local communities. 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 areas which we do business whenever we can."

"Supporting the community is embedded into the core of our culture, and epitomises how we do business. The scheme will offer support to local communities right across our 19 strong branch network, and the grants can be used towards the improvement of facilities and equipment, new sports kits, supplies, raffle prizes, events and more. Our first community link has been partnering with Crossley Street Primary School in Wetherby, where we have pledged to donate £250 to support their summer fair."

The business also acts as a flagship partner for Martin House Children's Hospice and have raised over £70,000 for the charity during the last 5 years. Will adds, "We are committed to our ongoing fundraising efforts and this year we have planned a whole host of events including, the annual Martin House Dragon Boat Race, a company bake-off, the Total Warrior at Bramham Park and an inter-branch accumulator challenge. In addition to fundraising for Martin house, our staff are all encouraged to volunteer for them, getting paid time off to carry this out. Activities planned so far this year include a day's gardening at the hospice, selling Christmas cards and helping out at their annual open day and Glitter Ball".

Picture from left to right: Emily Wilkinson - Branch Manager of Linley & Simpson's Wetherby Office, Marty Bear of Martin House Children's Hospice, Becky Lurcuck - Head girl of Crossley Street Primary School, Will Linley - CEO of Linley & Simpson, Oscar Hewitt - Head boy of Crossley Street Primary School, Gavin Hirst - Head Teacher of Crossley Street Primary School.

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