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Connells steps up to the Gherkin Challenge

Raising over £20,000 for the NSPCC

National estate agency Connells is delighted to announce that it has raised over £20,000 for its chosen charity, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) by taking part in the annual ‘Gherkin Challenge’.

The event, which took place at the iconic London landmark on Sunday 28th October, saw a team of 50 Connells colleagues – the biggest participating team - take on the 38 floors and 1,037 stairs of the tallest completed building in the city.

Connells Group Chairman Stephen Shipperley, says:  “We are absolutely thrilled to have raised over £20,000 for the NSPCC, a charity that we have been supporting for more than 15 years.  We have endeavoured to make this our best year of fundraising yet and, with the money still rolling in, we might just do that!  The Gherkin Challenge was a great day out, full of fun and a good dose of friendly competition.  On behalf of the business, I would like to say well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all those that sponsored our efforts for this deserving cause.” 

Jacqui Venters, Community Fundraising Manager at the NSPCC says: “Congratulations to all those from Connells who took part in our Gherkin Challenge, once again they have pulled out all the stops to help us protect children in Bedfordshire and across the country. On behalf of NSPCC, I can’t thank their staff enough for raising such a brilliant amount of money which will help fund services like Childline, which can be a lifeline for a young person in desperate need of support. Without the hard work of companies like Connells, we would not be able to do the vital work we do, whether that’s empowering children in schools to speak out and stay safe, or providing therapeutic services to young victims of abuse.”

The NSPCC is the UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The charity runs a range of locally based services for children and families; campaigns to help change and improve the lives of children; runs a helpline for adults to call if they are concerned about a child; and provides ChildLine, the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and online service for children and young people to call if they need help or advice.

For more information please visit www.nspcc.org.uk or to show your support visit https://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/ConnellsGherkin

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