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Agency’s egg-cellant Easter help for local hospice fund-raising

A high-profile regional agency is “cracking on” with support for a hospice for children and young people that cannot raise funds during the lockdown.

To continue fundraising for its charity partner, Martin House, the team at Linley & Simpson is running a virtual Easter Egg hunt.

In the last five years, the 260-strong staff have raised over £70,000 for the hospice, supporting its work caring for young people with life-shortening conditions and their families.

The money has been raised in a range of ways - from a sky dive to walking the Cleveland Way; from Dragon Boat racing, to a Great British Bake-Off cookery contest.

But the charity, based near Wetherby in Yorkshire, could lose as much as £1.7m in essential funding due to the pandemic.

It has now launched a JustGiving page after the lockdown forced it to cancel or postpone the majority of its fundraising events, as well as closing all its charity shops.

Responding to this SOS, Linley & Simpson has teamed up with Cookridge-based Candy Van, to launch a virtual Easter egg hunt - hidden around its website are 25 Easter eggs.

Agency’s egg-cellant Easter help for local hospice fund-raising

Those finding 10 or more will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper and anyone finding all 25 will automatically win a mini hamper.

And, more importantly, for every virtual Easter egg hunt post shared on Facebook, £1 will be donated to Martin House, up to a maximum of £500.

You can find details here. 

** Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today are today, on Easter Monday, running stories about the good deeds being done by the industry. Normal news stories resume tomorrow but for the moment, please check both sites to see a side of our industry that often goes unnoticed.**  

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