IN THE COMMUNITY
Our Community and Charity Partners
We work alongside two 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 two 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 two 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.
In 2023, John Ghent will be running 100km in order to raise money for Alex's Wish. For the challenge, he'll be traversing around Northumberland over the course for 2 days! The route starts inland and as it moves east across the country, it will include some coastal paths up country.
John started training for this challenge at the end of December and has already racked up nearly 60km in his training.
John's running challenge will be taking place across Northumberland, finishing at Bamburgh Castle, after following the coastal path up country.
The funds raised by John for Alex's Wish will go towards research into Duchenne and to support the charity's other objectives. Alex's Wish is a charity that raises money for research into Duchenne and was set up by Emma Hallam, after her son Alex was diagnosed with Duchenne at a young age.
Other objectives of Alex's Wish are to help other children with Duchenne and their families by giving them support, organising events and grants.
Although the challenge is in 2023, you can still donate right now to John's Just Giving Page now!
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
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.
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.