Letting charities know we care
Six fantastic charities have received their share of thousands of pounds after our Lettings team decided to give away cash to the deserving causes.
The money came about due to uncashed cheques and unclaimed rental deposits, some of which were for very small amounts but accrued into a pot of nearly £6,000.
As the regulatory six-year period for people to claim the money had elapsed we could have reinvested the money into its business, however decided to donate it to the following charities and projects…
- Framework – to aid the charity’s Skills For Independence initiative, which aims to help people gain the skills they need to move away from homelessness forever
- Young Enterprise – to invest in their Tenner Challenge, which gives young people aged 11-19 the chance to think of a new business idea and make it happen using real money
- SportsAid – to further support (The Nottingham has backed the charity since 2013) a charity that helps the sports stars of tomorrow by providing funding and recognition during the defining early years of their careers
- Great Ormond Street Hospital – to say thank-you to the dedicated staff there for saving the life of the young son of one of the society’s estate agency managers
- The Ear Foundation – as an extra contribution to help them run Marjorie Sherman House in Nottingham, a venue both estate agency and building society colleagues from The Nottingham recently visited to help decorate family accommodation there
- Little Princess Trust – to help them provide real hair wigs for children suffering with hair loss due to cancer treatment
Head of Estate Agency Su Snaith said: “The nature of our business, like any other large estate agency with a Lettings offering is that we do tend to accrue unclaimed amounts of money – which can often be quite small but added up equate to a decent sum.
“As a mutual building society we decided it was a no-brainer to support the charities by donating the money to them, and we are proud to have done so.
“We continue to develop and build our business, including our Lettings offering that caters for both landlords and those looking to find somewhere to rent, on people and relationships. That’s what makes us a strong, reputable team who people can rely on.”
The Ear Foundation’s Deputy CEO Richard Murray added: “We are extremely grateful for the continued support and endeavour of the staff from The Nottingham who have tirelessly worked on making vast improvements to our Family Centre, Marjorie Sherman House, a facility that supports deaf children and their families.
“The team at The Nottingham have contributed immensely towards the redecoration, restoration and maintenance of our facility so that our visitors can enjoy our services in a stress free family friendly environment before and during medical appointments at the local hospital.
“The Nottingham have also very generously made significant donations towards our family programme, without which we could not continue to offer these services to our users. We are grateful to them for this and their ongoing support and look forward to a fruitful relationship in the future.”
To find out more about The Nottingham’s Lettings offering visit www.thenottingham/property
Photo caption: The team of ‘DIY SOS’ staff from The Nottingham at The Ear Foundation’s Marjorie Sherman House.