Black Country commercial property agents Bond Wolfe have made a special £1,500 donation to help a sick seven-year-old via their charitable trust.
Lisa Worrall, personnel manager and charity co-ordinator, together with colleague Paul Bassi, nephew of Midland property investor Paul Bassi senior, made the presentation during a recent visit to Devonshire Junior School in Smethwick.
Priya’s Fund is raising money in aid of a little girl who has cancer of the nose.
The aim is to send her and her family to America for treatment. So far just over £10,000 has come in and efforts are continuing.
Lisa said: “Priya has cancer of the nose which is apparently really rare in children, and our hearts go out to her.
“We are very pleased to be able to help in such a deserving cause and wish her a speedy return to health.”
Staff and parents have got involved in all sorts of wonderful ways to bring in money – sponsored walks, sponsored runs, sponsored diets … even a sponsored back wax (ouch!).
Then there have been raffles, cake sales, a film night – all sorts.
Head teacher Sharron Philpot even completed a sponsored parachute jump.
The school’s contact details are: http://www.devonshire-jun.ik.org/p_Home.ikml and Tel: 0121 558 1654. There is a page all about the fund.
Meanwhile Bond Wolfe have also been backing a host of other deserving organisations – Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Prince’s Trust, both £500; St. Andrew’s Church of England School, £250; £200 each to West Bromwich Air Training Cadets, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Mencap and tour shirt sponsorship for Old Halesonions RFC Minis & Juniors; and West Bromwich Girl Guides, £100.
Lisa added: “Bond Wolfe is very conscious of its responsibilities to the local community.
“We earn our living in the Black Country and it is important we give something back.”