Charity work earns awards for Meyers

Charity work earns awards for Meyers

The Poole and Bournemouth, Southbourne & Christchurch branches of dynamic Dorset estate agency, Meyers have scooped new accolades for their charity work at the Experts in Property Awards 2021.

With the ceremony held via Zoom, the Experts in Property Awards 2021 was well-attended by principals and staff from its member agencies across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Bristol and celebrated what was most important in agency over the last couple of years, majoring on training, online marketing and community involvement.

Across seven awards categories, the two branches of Meyers won joint Gold for their contributions to charity. The chairman and staff at the Experts in Property HQ were genuinely moved by the deserving and heart breaking causes they learned about in reading the nominations for this award. It was a difficult one to judge but the winners have been announced and the two Meyers branches won joint Gold in the Charity Award category.

David Giles with Barry Wilson (Macmillan Caring Locally) and James Jackson.

When the Bournemouth, Southbourne & Christchurch branch of Meyers opened in 2017, directors James Jackson and David Giles pledged to donate a proportion of their fee on every home sale to local charities. Since then, they have raised up to £3,000 every year, totalling almost £15,000, which has been split into equal donations for two local charities.

Macmillan Caring Locally is based at the Macmillan Unit in Christchurch Hospital and provides specialist palliative care for cancer patients. The Isabel Baker Foundation was founded in memory of Isabel Baker, who was sadly taken by Leukaemia just eight days after her first birthday. This small charity supports bereaved parents of children with cancer and works tirelessly to raise awareness of this devastating illness.

Alex Hill, Meyers Poole with a fellow trekker in the Sahara.

James said: “Cancer affects so many people and we are pleased to be able to provide some support to these local, very well-deserving charities. We only wish we could do more.”

In February 2020, Alex Hill, director of Meyers’ Poole branch took on the gruelling challenge of trekking 100km across the Sahara, raising more than £3,000 for Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity supporting children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities across the county. Over the five-day trek, the group endured the peaks, gorges, dunes and oases of the Moroccan landscape.

Alex said: “Trekking the Sahara was a life-changing experience. The landscapes were truly breath taking and it was great to enjoy different cultures. It’s something I’ll never forget.”

In October 2021, Alex and his son, Lewis, who joined his father in the family business in 2018, took part in the Bournemouth Half Marathon, running the coastal route to raise a total of £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Since 2016, the Poole branch of Meyers has regularly supported Diverse Abilities as well as other incredible local charities, including Montacute School, Lewis Manning Hospice Care and Routes to Roots.

Meyers is a leading force in the area, having built a reputation for its forward-thinking, ‘moving beyond expectations’ approach to selling and letting homes as well as its consideration for the wider community. For further information or to discuss any property- related matter, contact your local branch or visit the Meyers Estates website.

Meyers is a member of the Experts in Property network of independent estate agents across the Southwest, all working together to sell more homes for clients. To browse property for sale throughout the region, visit the Experts in Property.

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