Staff from an independent Yorkshire estate agency have been nominated for a top charity award – after rolling up their sleeves to create a jungle adventure garden at a children’s hospice.
Linley & Simpson is in the running to be crowned Most Charitable Business in the Yorkshire Choice awards, which champions local people and independent businesses that are inspirational in their own way or the markets they serve.
The agency, which has 18 branches across Yorkshire, has been nominated for its long-standing partnership with its chosen charity partner, Martin House Hospice at Boston Spa.
In the last five years, its team of more than 260 staff have also raised over £70,000 for the hospice, supporting its work caring for children and young people with life-shortening conditions and their families.
Emily Wilkinson, manager of its Wetherby office and the agency’s prime community link with Martin House, said: “Charitable giving is at the forefront of our business. The work of the hospice has touched the hearts of everyone working here, so as a home-grown Yorkshire businesses we are all thrilled to have been nominated in these awards.
“We’d like to thank everyone who is taking the time to vote for us, and hope our work inspires others to follow in our footsteps and support the amazing hospice team that so many of us have reason to thank.”
All the winners are chosen by an online public poll. Any member of the community can cast their vote by visiting www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk before the deadline of February 1.