Charity begins in Oldham thanks to kind hearted Solicitors
The first charity cheque was presented to Action Oldham Fund managed by Action Together this week as part of a charity initiative with Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers.
The year-long charity event begins and ends in Oldham. For every house or commercial premises bought or sold in Oldham from April 2016-17 the Action Oldham Fund will benefit.
Pearson Solicitor’s property team wanted to support a local charity and thought it would be nice to keep it local.
“We deal with hundreds of property transactions every year and are busier than ever, but at the same time we wanted to do something to help a local charity. Everyone is busy and time poor but we thought by making a financial donation for every housing matter or commercial premises we deal with in the OL postcodes we could help Action Together,” said property solicitor, Victoria Marshall.
Every house sale or purchase results in a £1 donation and £2 for every commercial property and with the busy Oldham firm handing hundreds of properties every year it should amount to a sizeable donation.
“We have hit the 300 plus property transactions easily and the firm have rounded up the amount so I pleased to be handing over a cheque for £400 to Action Together, Richard is client number 380 and I would like to thank him for enabling us to feature him and his house in the presentation today,” added Victoria.
Commenting on the inventive fundraising gesture, Clare Taylor, Action Oldham Fundraiser at Action Together, added:
“We are excited about this new partnership with Pearson Solicitors and want to express our thanks to such an ethically minded forward thinking business. This great initiative shows what can be achieved when we come together as business and charities- we can transform the place we live and work in.
“The creative initiative means buyers invest a little in the charitable work that takes place across the borough too. The money this raises will be put to good use helping a range of community activity, from projects assisting disadvantaged young people, to people with learning disabilities through to isolated older people our doorstep. We are keeping it local and we’re proud to be working with Victoria and the team at Pearson for the benefit of people in Oldham.”
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