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Burry Port Raft Race

Dawsons delight at being main sponsor of Burry Port Raft Race

Dawsons Property is delighted to be the main sponsor of the Burry Port Harbour Raft Race on Saturday, July 22.

The estate agency, which has one of its main branches in Llanelli, is heading up the event which is raising money not only for the Burry Port RNLI but also the Afia Banjul Football Academy in Gambia.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be sponsoring this event in Burry Port but we will also to be taking part in the raft race itself,” said Dawsons Senior Partner Chris Hope.

“Many of our staff are local to Burry Port so it was natural for us to support this fun and very worthy event which is going to be a great day for the family.

“The Llanelli and Burry Port areas are very important to our business and we cover right down to Carmarthen.”

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Added Chris: “Why not come down and support the raft race in the beautiful harbour setting of Burry Port.”
You can enter a team made up of 4 to 10 adults, aged 16 years and over. Entry is £50 and each team is being asked to raise a minimum of £100 deposit.

All crews are required to design and build their own rafts and paddles using begged, borrowed but not stolen materials.

Awards are on offer including best dressed raft, last raft over the line and first to sink.

There will be food and drink available, live music and special guests: Cyril The Swan, Cochyn The Dragon (Scarlets mascot) and your favourite characters from The Party Factory. There will also be children’s inflatables there.

As well as Dawsons the event is also being sponsored by the Llanelli Star, JR Events & Catering, Burns Pet Nutrition and Burry Port Co-op.

CAPTION: Chris Hope, Senior Partner at Dawsons, with organisers Isabel and Craig Goodman and Burry Port RNLI crew members, officials, and fundraisers

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Mia Rees, Public Affairs and Research Manager, The Wallich, Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings, Dawsons, Suzy Davies AM, Harry McKeown, South West Wales Regional Manager, The Wallich, and Joanne Summerfield Talbot, Director of Residential Sales, Dawsons.

Suzy Davies AM praises Dawsons Property’s work to tackle homelessness

Dawsons Property has welcomed Suzy Davies AM to their branch at 11 Walter Road, Swansea to hear about their collaboration with homelessness charity The Wallich.

Dawsons has worked in partnership with The Wallich in Swansea for more than 10 years, helping to secure private rental accommodation for service users.

As part of Dawsons’ 25th Anniversary last year it selected The Wallich as its charity of the year, raising funds throughout the year and most notably during Clash of the Corporates in October 2016 – which it won by raising over £3,200 through events including a curry night with raffles, auctions and a series of games.

Other fundraising activities throughout the year, including a mud assault challenge, dress down day and collection tins, helped them raise a total of £4588.37 for The Wallich.

After hearing about the collaboration between Dawsons and The Wallich, Suzy Davies AM said:

“Huge congratulations to Dawsons for their amazing year of fundraising for the Wallich. It sounds like fun but it’s important we all see local businesses being part of solving local problems. It’s not all about the fundraising: it’s about working with the Wallich to prevent homelessness providing practical help, through these bonds, to someone who needs a stable home.”

Harry McKeown, Area Manager South West Wales at The Wallich, added: “It has been a pleasure to talk to Suzy Davies AM about our work with Dawsons and the challenges faced by homeless people in Swansea.

“Dawsons have been an excellent partner through their fundraising and support for homeless people to move into sustainable accommodation in the area with bonds.

“We run several services in Swansea from supporting rough sleepers to get off the streets in to accommodation to collaboration with the local authority to support people into the private rented sector.”

Joanne Summerfield-Talbot, Dawsons’ Director of Residential Sales, said: “Our 130 staff really bought into it from the outset. Everyone has thrown themselves into it and we are thrilled with the amount raised.

“It will go towards bonds to help clients access their first properties in the Swansea area.”

Caption: L-R  Mia Rees, Public Affairs and Research Manager, The Wallich, Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings, Dawsons, Suzy Davies AM, Harry McKeown, South West Wales Regional Manager, The Wallich, and Joanne Summerfield Talbot, Director of Residential Sales, Dawsons.

Front L-R Dawsons Director of Sales, Joanne Summerfield-Talbot and Ricky Purdy, and Director of Residential Lettings at Dawsons, with members of staff from Dawsons’ Marina Branch

Dawsons delighted at winning charity challenge

Dawsons Property has emerged champions of a south Wales money-making challenge – Clash of the Corporates – run by homeless charity The Wallich.

The south west Wales estate agency came out on top as one of 20 businesses across Wales competed to see who ccould turn a £50 loan from The Wallich into the most charity money raised in 50 days.

In the end Dawsons beat Welsh choir, Only Men Aloud into second place, by raising an impressive £3,262.98 thanks to a charity auction, a cake sale and a special fancy dress Halloween day. Dawsons contribution was a big chunk of the £13,000 raised by the 20 companies.

“We are so delighted to have won – we never dreamt that we would. But in the end it’s not really about who came first, second or third it’s about congratulating everyone involved for raising money for such a worthy cause,” said Dawsons Director of Sales, Joanne Summerfield-Talbot.

Dawsons hit the ground running with a programme of money-raising events that included a cake sale, a curry night, an auction and Halloween fundraising activities.

“It’s a big thank you to anyone who has contributed to our fundraising whether it was buying cakes or bidding in the charity auction.

“I think everyone at Dawsons has enjoyed the process and it has been a great way of raising money for such a good cause – The Wallich does so much good work in south Wales for the homeless.”

Dawsons has already raised £1,300 for The Wallich, which is its chosen charity of 2016 as part of the estate agency’s 25th anniversary.

“It’s congratulations to Dawsons for winning and helping to set a new record in the total amount we raised,” said Zoe Westerman, corporate strategic relationships manager for The Wallich.

“It was so nice to see the whole Dawsons team really getting behind our charity and supporting us.”

CAPTION: Front L-R  Dawsons Director of Sales, Joanne Summerfield-Talbot  and Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings at Dawsons, with members of staff from Dawsons’ Marina Branch.

Marcia Williams, Private Rental Sector Manager at The Wallich, Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings at Dawsons, Jan Balsdon, Director of Fundraising and Participation at The Wallich, Joanne Summerfield-Talbot, Director of Residential Sales

Dawsons delighted after raising £2,675 for homeless charity

Dawsons Property has helped to raise £2,675 for a housing charity with a special fundraiser at the Rose Indienne in Swansea.

The leading estate agent has been involved in a Clash of the Corporates event over the past month with 20 companies across South Wales raising money for homeless charity The Wallich.

More than 100 people sat down for a top-class Indian buffet at the Rose Indienne followed by a raffle and auction.

Master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the night Ricky Pudy
Master of ceremonies and auctioneer for the night Ricky Pudy

“It was a fantastic occasion and to raise £2,675 on the night was a brilliant effort by everyone involved. A big thank you has to go out to everyone who came along to support,” said Jo Summerfield-Talbot, Dawsons Director of Residential Sales.

“Everyone gave generously to both the raffle and the auction and our director of Residential Lettings, Ricky Purdy was the perfect auctioneer.”

Among the lots in the auction were a signed Swansea City shirt and Lukasz Fabianski’s signed goalkeeping gloves.

“It is hugely important that we get this corporate support and it’s huge thanks to Dawsons for all their efforts in raising all this money,” said Jan Balsdon, Director of Fundraising and Participation at The Wallich.

“The money raised will support people directly in the city particularly in getting access to the private rental sector.”

The Clash of the Corporates event continues until October 31st when all Dawsons branches will be involved in a Halloween fundraiser.

CAPTION: L-R Marcia Williams, Private Rental Sector Manager at The Wallich, Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings at Dawsons, Jan Balsdon, Director of Fundraising and Participation at The Wallich, Joanne Summerfield-Talbot, Director of Residential Sales.

 

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Dawsons staff bid to win The Wallich’s charity fundraising challenge

Dawsons Estate Agents has just 50 days to turn £50 into a small fortune.

The challenge – known as Clash of the Corporates – is a competition run by homeless charity The Wallich.

Twenty businesses across Wales are competing to see who can turn a £50 loan from The Wallich into the most money in 50 days.

Dawsons has hit the ground running with a programme of money-raising events that includes a cake sale, a curry night, an auction and Halloween fundraising activities.

“We’ve got lots of other ideas in the pipeline,” Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings, Dawsons. “Suggestions have included car washing and pop up shops – it’s going to be a lot of fun and visitors to our branches should find it amusing.”

The £50 to start the competition was presented to Ricky by Zoe Westerman, corporate strategic relationships manager for The Wallich.

“Clash of the Corporates is a great way to bring the local business community together through some healthy competition,” said Zoe. “We’re looking forward to seeing what innovative and creative fundraising ideas the Dawsons team will come up with to help raise vital funds for our charity.”

Any money raised will boost the £1,300 Dawsons has already raised for the Wallich, which is its chosen charity of the year.

“Our staff selected The Wallich as the company’s charity of choice for the year because it has a number of shelters in Swansea,” said Ricky.

“The staff have really thrown themselves into it, and the Clash of the Corporates will be their biggest challenge yet. It’s going to be a really interesting 50 days! We just want to get the staff involved to have as much fun as they have in recent months and raise money for a good cause along the way.”

(CAPTION: L-R Zoe Westerman, corporate strategic relationships manager for The Wallich with Ricky Purdy, Director of Residential Lettings at Dawson)

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Dawsons’ Angie raises funds for hospital Intensive Care Unit

Angie Bastin of our Llanelli Branch has been busy fundraising for the Intensive Care Unit at the town’s Prince Philip Hospital as a huge thank you for the care her husband received.

On 11th November, Angie raised £985 with a Curry Night at the Masala Restaurant in Llanelli that included a raffle, bingo and auction. Prizes were kindly donated by local business, friends and family including Chris Hope, Senior Partner of Dawsons, who donated a Gower Boat Ride.

Last August, Angie’s husband was taken to Prince Philip complaining of numbness in his hands and feet. Overnight he was diagnosed with Gullain Barre Syndrome, an illness where the immune system attacks the central nervous system stripping all the nerves of insulation.

He was moved to the Intensive Care unit and within 48 hours was completely paralysed and placed in a medically induced coma. Over the course of five weeks he woke up and learnt how to eat, sit up and eventually walk again. He is home now and is making amazing progress with the ICU nurses calling him their ‘miracle patient’.

On 16th November, Angie and her husband returned to the Intensive Care Unit to present them a cheque for £1000 as a thank you for the help and care they received during the difficult time.

To find out more about Guillain Barre Syndrome please go to http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Guillain-Barre-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Or if you would like to help us donate to Prince Philip Hospital Intensive Care Unit please contact Angie on 01554 784400 today!

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Estate agent hosts coffee morning to raise money for cancer charity

Generous staff at Dawsons Estate Agents raised £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support from a special coffee morning and cake sale.

The event at their branch in Walter Road was inundated with visitors from surrounding offices and members of the public.

“We organised it because I don’t think there is one member of staff here who has not been affected by cancer in some way or another,” said Branch Manager Nicola Fulford.

“All the cakes, cup cakes and sponges were donated by staff and friends. So it’s a big thank you to them that they made the morning possible.”

Added Nicola: “We were delighted by the generosity of everyone including those passers by who just came in off the street. Even our window cleaner came in for a coffee and a cake!”

Dawsons Senior Partner Chris Hope: “A big thank you should go out to Nicola and her staff for organising such a successful event and for such a great cause.”

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