Chamberlains Estate Agents have chosen Rowcroft Hospice for a second time as their Charity of the Year 2016/2017. Chamberlains, which has four offices in Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton, Bovey Tracey and Teignmouth, will be donating a percentage of every property sales fee to South Devon's local hospice. The exciting partnership with the property agency began in July and will continue into 2016.

Since September 2015, Chamberlains have raised an amazing £11,823.74 for the hospice!

We spoke to James, Director at Chamberlains to find out their reasons for supporting Rowcroft Hospice and how its benefited their business.

What made you want to support Rowcroft?
It is a local charity that is highly recognised and appreciated by local people.

Can you provide details of what you have done to support the hospice over the past year?
We donate up to £100 from the fee we charge when people sell through chamberlains

In what ways has being associated with Rowcroft impacted your business and its profile?  
We have gained additional clients off the back of being associated with Rowcroft. We promote a ‘help us to help Rowcroft’ message to try and gain more property to sell.

What have your customers thought about your connection with the hospice?
It has been very well received by our customers and there is high interest in articles we promote through social media.

What advice would you give to other businesses that might be thinking about entering into a corporate fundraising agreement with Rowcroft?
It has been great for us. Make sure you have suitable promotional material to promote donations in a considerate way, and try to get staff involved in fundraising as this is great for PR through social media etc.

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