IN THE COMMUNITY
Our Community and Charity Partners
We work alongside three amazing partners as part of our commitment to give something back into the local community. The Property Fox would not exist without the support of local people so why wouldn't we want to help and support these three fantastic causes?
This is a brilliant opportunity FOR YOU to help as well! at no extra cost to yourself, we will donate a proportion of our sales fee to one of these causes, and the best bit is.....the choice is yours! Then once you have completed on your sale, we will donate the money to the cause of your choice at no cost to you whatsoever!
The three partners we work alongside are a great mix, I'm sure there will be something for everyone!
Written by Emma Hallam - Founder of Alex's Wish
Alex’s Wish is a registered charity located in East Midlands with a mission to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne affects 1 in every 3,500 boys born. It’s a devastating aggressive fatal muscle wasting disease which leaves children completely paralysed by late teens.
Duchenne is caused by a mutation on the X chromosome, boys are born with the condition and it can affect any family. Boys are missing a vital protein and as a result every single muscle in their body is destroyed. It is 100% fatal and most boys are only expected to live until their mid-twenties due to heart and respiratory complications.
Alex’s Wish founder Emma Hallam set-up the charity shortly after her son Alex was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 4. Being told not enough funding is going into research to bring about effective treatments to help delay symptoms, they set about a mission to raise £1M by 2020.
With the help of their amazing supporters, they have now raised £850K and with your support tonight they hope to reach their milestone sooner. Once reached, they will continue to fund life-saving drug developments until a cure is found.
They alongside other UK charities are making huge strides and now for the first time in history, this generation could be either the last to die or the first to survive this devastating illness.
Cropston Cricket Club - Juniors Section
Written by Tom Hunter
Cropston Cricket Club is a club steeped in tradition and over the years many generations of the same families have enjoyed the wonderful surroundings that are offered at Waterfield Road, the home of Cropston CC.
The Juniors section is the jewel in the crown! Giving children as young as five the opportunity to learn, enjoy and experience the game of cricket, whilst gaining independence and leadership skills, is paramount to what we offer. We have age group cricket teams at Under 10, 11, 13 and 15. We also run an All Stars scheme for the younger boys and girls aged 5-8 years old.
Many of our young players go forward to represent the senior teams at the club and a staggering 11 of this year's 1st Team squad came through the Junior section at Cropston. A 1st Team squad which this year regained its place in the Premier Division of the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket League after an absence of twenty years.
Hope Against Cancer
Written by Tracey Hallam - Corporate and Events Fundraiser
Hope Against Cancer is Leicestershire and Rutland’s local cancer research charity. We were established in 2003 to bring cutting-edge research to our area and make clinical trials available to local people. Since 2003 we have raised in excess of £5m and funded over 60 research projects tackling many different forms of cancer.
Around 5,000 people in Leicestershire are diagnosed with cancer each year and the region currently has hot spots of cancer associated with cultural and socio-economic factors and healthcare inequalities. There is over-whelming evidence to show that regions with diverse, local research have better health outcomes within their communities. Hope Against Cancer has been instrumental in the city of Leicester becoming a cancer research centre of excellence, one of only about 15 in the UK. We need to raise over £350,000 every year to fund vital research within the new centre of excellence.
We will prioritise research that influences potential practice changes in early detection, prevention and treatment of cancers. Our research projects will have a clear benefit for patients across the region. The charity will continue to develop talent and help train the next generation of local cancer researchers through our funding to support postgraduates and cancer clinicians pursuing a career in cancer research – a critical area for which national funding is being cut and limited. HOPE will also support the development of new treatments through continuing support of our clinical trials nurse.