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.