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Those who enjoy casting their vote will have the chance to do so in advance of the general election, following Seymours Independent Estate Agent’s decision to launch a voting-based charity campaign of their own.


On the back of raising over £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, Seymours is now providing the Surrey community with the chance to vote for a local charity they feel deserves to receive the monies raised by the estate agent from January to December 2015.


Nominations can be made online by visiting from 2 February and unlike the general election, voters have until 30 October to cast their vote. The charity with the highest number of votes will be presented with all monies raised by the estate agent’s network of 15 offices during the 12-month period in January 2016.


Simon Kelso, Director of Seymours in Worplesdon, comments: “Over the last few years we’ve been really successful in raising a significant amount of money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which we have supported for many years. As part of the local community we know that there are many local charities that are doing amazing things day in, day out, and with extremely limited resources. We feel that letting the community decide on the charity that benefits from our fundraising initiatives is not only a great way of engaging with people across Surrey, but it also means that the public can make a difference in less than a minute it takes to vote.”


The estate agent has launched a number of charity-based initiatives over recent years including The Seymours Relay, a relay covering Seymours’ entire office network and 63 miles. The inaugural event took place in 2013 and raised over £3,000. It ran again in 2014 and raised over £4,000. Seymours will be running the relay this year on Thursday 14 May and is once again opening it out to everyone to get involved.