National property consultants, Bruton Knowles, has launched a new charity partnership with Cancer Research UK, with a target of £30,000 to raise over the next two years.
Bruton Knowles has always made charitable giving a priority, however, this is the first time in its history that the company has selected only one charity to focus its fundraising efforts on. Those wanting to contribute can do so via the Bruton Knowles Cancer Research Giving Page.
To raise as much money as possible, Bruton Knowles has internally recruited 12 Charity Champions – one from each of the Bruton Knowles UK offices. These volunteers will be responsible for spearheading the fundraising initiatives in their local areas, which could range from creative bake offs to sponsored sleep outs and charity auctions.
James Bailey, Managing Partner at Bruton Knowles, comments: “As a company, charity work is incredibly important to us, as it is integral to our business values and allows us to be involved in our local communities. This year, we decided to focus on one charity in particular. With Cancer Research UK carrying out pioneering research and making life-saving progress, we knew it was the right charity to choose for the two-year partnership. We also set ourselves an ambitious target, but it’s one that we know we can achieve!
“Our Charity Champions have been provided with a great opportunity to work with their respective office to develop a programme of fund raising events that will reflect each teams passion as well as providing a challenge, which is something we enjoy at Bruton Knowles. Creating a Charity Activity Calendar will capture all of our activities and will include supporting the national Cancer Research UK events such as Race for Life, which our employees will want to participate in.”
Recent research shows that today, 2 in 4 people survive cancer . Cancer Research UK works tirelessly to accelerate this progress, with the aim to see 3 in 4 people surviving in the next 20 years, and has already helped double UK survival rates over the last 40 years. For every £1 donated, over 80p is available to spend on beating cancer, with the rest used to raise funds for its future work.
James Rogers, Gloucestershire Fundraising Manager at Cancer Research UK, comments: “I am delighted to see the launch of our charity partnership with Bruton Knowles and am excited to be supporting them over the next two years, on our mission to raise £30,000. Over the coming weeks and months, I will be working closely the Charity Champions on a range of fundraising challenges, events and campaigns.”
Bruton Knowles is an independently-owned national property consultancy with 12 offices across the UK. Its large multi-disciplinary team is highly experienced in sale and purchase, valuation, leasing and strategy across commercial, rural and urban property, and has specialist expertise in utilities, public sector and social housing.