Connells raises over £3,000 for the NSPCC
09 January 2017
Connells' chosen charity for more than 15 years
National estate agency Connells is delighted to have raised £3,340 in 2016 for its chosen charity, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The amount makes up the company’s yearly donation to the NSPCC, which was raised through various fundraising events including the annual Connells Partner’s Ball, a senior staff member’s auction, branch bake sales and company dress down days. Connells Estate Agency Chief Executive David Plumtree recently presented the NSPCC with a cheque for the donation at Connells’ head office in Leighton Buzzard.
David Plumtree, Connells Group Estate Agency Chief Executive says: “We’ve been supporting the NSPCC for more than 15 years now. Their work is so important to the lives of many children around the UK and we’re thrilled to be able to continue contributing in this way. In early 2016, we pledged to raise £2,000 for Childline’s 30:30 campaign* and we’re pleased to say we’ve smashed that target and are planning for even bigger, better things this year.”
The NSPCC is the UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The charity runs a range of locally based services for children and families; campaigns to help change and improve the lives of children; runs a helpline for adults to call if they are concerned about a child; and provides ChildLine, the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people to call if they need help or advice.
Jacqui Venters, Community Fundraising Manager at the NSPCC says: “We are very grateful to Connells for their wonderful support. Childline has celebrated thirty years of being there for children who need us this year, but we are still only able to answer three out of every four calls to Childline, with calls coming in every 25 seconds across the UK. The donation from Connells will help towards our aim to answer all calls. On behalf of the charity and all of the children that will be helped I want to say a huge thank you to all of Connells’ employees and clients.”