LOCAL estate agents Nicol & Co have presented a cheque for £2,400 to Acorns Children’s Hospice.
The firm, which has three branches in Droitwich, Malvern and Worcester, launched the fundraising scheme in March 2021 by pledging £100 to the seller’s good cause of choice for every property sale it handles.
Managing director Matt Nicol said: “Acorns is a charity close to many people’s hearts across the Midlands and we are so happy that our customers have helped us to make this donation.”
Founded in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions.
A registered charity, Acorns needs to raise £27,000 each day to continue its lifeline care and support.
Mel Hall, area fundraiser for Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “A huge thank you to everyone at Nicol & Co and their generous customers for supporting Acorns through their house sales.
“The money raised will make a real difference to the children and families who rely on our lifeline care and support.”
Matt said the idea for Nicol & Co’s community fund came in the midst of Covid-19, when local charities’ fundraising was so challenged by various lockdowns.
He said: “We decided that for every completion we achieved on new instructions we would donate £100 of our fee to the school, community group, local charity or food bank of the client’s choice.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from both customers and local groups who all love the idea that every sale equals something good happening in the community.”