Monday, 4 November 2013

We're sold on sale boards fundraiser

Photo: Forest Row branch Sales Manager Sharon Watkinson pictured with one of the For Sale boards

Life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is reaping the rewards of a pick-up in the housing market.

For every For Sale board put up by Howard Cundey Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, the company will make a donation to the emergency service.

The fundraising campaign runs from September 1st until the end of this month when the market traditionally slows down, and has so far raised £700.

Howard Cundey Associate Partner Ron Gibson, from the Tunbridge Wells Office, was called out to value a house as a direct result of sponsoring the Air Ambulance by a vendor and avid biker whose friend was saved by the pilot, doctor and paramedic.

He said: “It is close to the hearts of some of our members of staff whose family members have been rescued and with offices in Kent, Surrey & Sussex, we are ideally placed to support one local charity.”

Howard Cundey sells hundreds of properties a year and employs more than 80 staff at offices in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Biggin Hill, Edenbridge, Reigate, Oxted, Bletchingley, Lingfield, East Grinstead and Forest Row.

The company name dates back to 1968 when it sold its first property to a Mr and Mrs Mackie for £4,000, but the business has roots going back more than 100 years.

In its latest monthly survey, Nationwide said prices across the UK are now 5.8% higher than this time a year ago.

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