Ryder and Dutton have been involved with charitable causes for some time and over the last year we have been delighted to support a number of hospices, all local to our offices, giving us the opportunity to help organisations close to our communities.
We have recently been nominated for The Negotiator Awards Large Estate Agent of the Year and North West Agent of the Year, as well as being the North West’s current Relocation Agent Network Agent of the Year and so providing excellent customer service is a high priority for us. We have therefore been issuing a Customer Satisfaction Survey to every person who buys, sells, lets or rents through us. As an incentive to complete the survey we advised our clients that we would donate £5 for every completed survey we received to one of our chosen charities, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham, Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne, Overgate Hospice in Elland, Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield and Springhill Hospice in Rochdale.
We are very grateful to the public for participating with the scheme, and in turn enabling us to continue to make our donations to the hospices. We have also been overwhelmed by generosity of our staff who have also taken part in a fundraising event to raise further funds for the hospices by holding a ‘Wear it Yellow Day’ to coincide with the arrival of the Tour De France earlier this year.
Verity Ellidge of our Commercial Department and Vickie Pattinson, a Relocation Agent Network Specialist from our Head Office are pictured with Angela Higham, a Corporate Fundraiser from Dr Kershaw’s.
Mossley office Manager Debbie Smith and Lettings Agent Caroline O’Dea are pictured with John Fellowes, Head of Fundraising and Public Relations at Willow Wood Hospice.
Associate Director of our Halifax office Stuart North and Estate Agent Matthew Barrett are pictured with Jo Sygrove, Head of Corporate fundraising at Overgate Hospice.
Stewart Kay, Manager of our Rochdale office and Sarah Lynn from our Auction Department are pictured with Elaine McConnell a Regular Giving Coordinator from Springhill Hospice.
Finally, Associate Director Lee Whitehead and Senior Negotiator Nichola Wain from our Holmfirth office are pictured presenting a cheque to Katie Leadbeater the Partnership Development Manager at Kirkwood Hospice.
We have been delighted to visit each hospice in turn to meet the staff there and deliver our donations to these wonderful organisations and we look forward to offering them our continuing support. Further details of the charities we support can be found on our website www.ryder-dutton.co.uk/charities. You can also call the team on 0161 925 3255.