The exciting partnership began on 23 January, and will see the branch make a donation from every property sold this year.
Perry Bishop and Chambers has been helping people to find their ideal home since 1999. Operating in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, the independent local agent specialises in selling both new and period properties throughout the region’s most sought-after towns and villages.
The Stroud office opened in September 2017, and staff wasted no time in showing their support for the charity by entering a team in our flagship Five Valleys Walk. Managing Director Phillip Bishop and his family were joined by staff from the Stroud and Cirencester branches, as they trekked the 21 mile circuit. They raised a fantastic £1,000 and are planning to enter a team again this year.
The Stroud branch manager, Allison-Jayne Smith (known as AJ), told us how the Stroud team are "thrilled" to have chosen Meningitis Now as their Charity of the Year. She said, “Staff who live in and around Stroud had no hesitation in deciding which charity they would like to support when we opened an office in the town.”
“Although, thankfully, no one at Perry Bishop and Chambers has direct experience of the disease, many remember the disproportionate number of cases that hit the area in the early 1980s.”
“Meningitis Now have helped enormously to address this terrible disease on both a local and national level and have been instrumental in pushing for preventative measures as well as providing assistance for those who have been affected by meningitis.”
Corporate Account Executive at Meningitis Now, Harry Gardner, looks after the charity’s valued Corporate supporters. He said, “We are so excited that Perry Bishop and Chambers have chosen us as their Charity of the Year!”
“Their support really is invaluable, and will help us to continue our work raising awareness of meningitis and supporting families and individuals who have been affected by this terrible disease.”
“We look forward to working closely with the Stroud team and welcoming them to the Five Valleys Walk again this year.”
The team at Stroud don’t have a fundraising target – the sky’s the limit as far as they’re concerned, with a goal to raise as much as possible!