Posted: 15/12/15 by Bidwells
Bidwells has raised more than £175,000 for five children’s charities, despite setting an initial target of around £100,000.
The money was raised as part of the firm’s milestone 175th anniversary celebrations and even now the money continues to roll in.
Everyone at Bidwells truly embraced the spirit of the occasion and took part in some weird and wonderful events to raise money for their nominated charities.
Their efforts ranged from barmy to downright bonkers with everything from abseiling down a clock tower, squeezing 20 people inside a Mini, a canoe challenge and cycling to the top of Mont Ventoux.
They even produced a cook book, ‘Make Me, Eat Me’, in record time and roped in celebrities such as Ed Sheeran and Raymond Blanc to contribute with their favourite recipes.
Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner, said: “When we first embarked on our fundraising year, we set a target of £100,000 but we had modest expectations as to whether we could reach this. But as the year progressed, the fundraising events got bigger and bolder and it was soon clear we were going to beat our initial target.
“So I am now delighted to announce that we have just broken the all-important £175,000 threshold, which when we started out we honestly never in our wildest dreams thought we could achieve.
“Everyone at Bidwells really got behind this initiative and they were all supported by their family, friends, clients and fellow property professionals, and for this we want to say a huge thank you, as clearly we could not have achieved it without them.”
The five charities, which have benefited from the fundraising are: Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), Respite Nursing for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youngsters (ROSY), East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), The Pepper Foundation - which funds The Pepper nurses - the hospice’s at home children’s nursing team and Leo’s Appeal, fundraising for the children’s wards at Milton Keynes Hospital.