A lettings agency in Portsmouth has exceeded its target for donating to a charity that is close to the company’s heart.
Drayton-based Brewers The Lettings Agency has raised £530 so far for the Lymphoma Association in memory of director Peter Brewer, who died from lymphatic cancer in April last year.
The firm pledged a £50 donation for every new lettings instruction with the aim to raise £500, and thanks to support from landlords and friends, it reached its goal.
More than 12,000 people are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma each year in the UK. It is more common in people aged 55 and over. Lymphoma Association is the UK’s only charity focused exclusively on providing specialist information and support to help lymphoma patients, their relatives, friends and carers. They help people feel less vulnerable, more confident and more in control, which helps them cope and deal with their treatment.
There is still time to donate to the cause by going to the JustGiving page at justgiving.com/Brewers-TLA.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.
Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted e-mails.
Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity.
So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
For more information on the Lymphoma association please visit lymphomas.org.uk.
The Lymphoma Association says: ‘The first time many people hear of lymphoma is when they or someone close to them is diagnosed. It can be a confusing, bewildering and scary time. Sometimes sharing your concerns with someone outside of the family or circle of friends can really help.
‘We know that people need support in different ways.
‘Our dedicated helpline allows you to call us, e-mail or chat online. Perhaps you may prefer the support of others going through a similar experience, our local support groups enable you to meet regularly with others in your area.
‘The buddy scheme aims to put you in phone or e-mail contact with someone who has experience of your situation.
‘Our busy forums have many different conversations going on which you can browse through or join and comment on, whichever suits you.
‘Our range of information and support services, from the telephone helpline through to the buddy scheme, are available to everyone affected by lymphoma whether you have a diagnosis, are a partner, family member, friend or carer.