West Surrey’s independent estate agent, Seymours, has raised over £15,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support following a series of fundraising events throughout 2013.
Seymours’ largest community undertaking took place earlier this year when it created and launched The Seymours Relay – a relay covering all of its 12 offices across 63 miles.
All directors took part, either running or cycling their ‘legs’ of the race (ranging from 1.7 - 11 miles long) before passing the baton onto the next office. The relay took eight hours to complete and raised over £3,500 for charity.
Seymours regular Pimms tents, as well as hosting The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning throughout its office network, has taken the total so far to over £15,000 and represents the largest amount of money raised for charity by the estate agent to date.
Paul Rickard, Director of the Guildford office, comments: “We’re absolutely delighted to have raised such a high figure for Macmillan and thrilled to have had the support from the Surrey community. Of course, the benchmark has now been set and the pressure is on to beat this in 2014. Everyone at Seymours relishes a challenge so we’ve no doubt that 2014 will be as successful as 2013 and we look forward to developing our community programme in the New Year.”
Helene Poursain, Surrey Fundraising Manager for Macmillan, adds: “Working with Seymours Estate Agents is fantastic and everyone is so happy to get involved to help people affected by cancer. The amount they have raised is a fabulous effort and is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse for over three-and-a-half months.”