Monthly Archives: October 2013

Estate agent zips it for charity

Didsbury estate agent, Markus Jolleys of Gascoigne Halman, took to the air on a zip wire once again last weekend, when he zipped 250 metres across Manchester’s iconic Ship Canal in aid of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

MJ Zip Wire

The daring feat saw Markus jump off the Air Shard at the Imperial War Museum, which is almost 100 feet high, zip across the Manchester Ship Canal and land right in front of the Lowry. The zip wire formed part of Markus’ year long campaign for Royal Manchester’s Children Hospital and raised over £100 for the charity. 

Commenting, Markus said, “Even though I’ve done a zip wire once before, I could feel that familiar feeling in the pit of my stomach and my legs turn to jelly as I looked down to observe the ground below. However, when you see the amazing views across Manchester and Media City you soon forgot about it – it’s such an exhilarating experience.”

Markus is also continuing to support local children’s hospice, Francis House, and is due to participate in their Festival of Christmas trees next month. The Festival of Christmas, which is being held at the Lowry Outlet Mall, will see over 40 decorated trees on display with a chance to bid for your favourite.

For more information on buying or selling your home, contact Markus at the Didsbury office of Gascoigne Halman on 0161 445 7474, or visit

Whaley Bridge residents show support for Coffee Morning and Bake Sale

Macmillan Coffee Morning Whaley Bridge

Photo caption: (Left to right) Cheryl Cooper, Sue Mellor and Lorraine Batty from Gascoigne Halman

Local residents in Whaley Bridge showed their support for Macmillan Cancer when they attended a coffee morning and, later on in the day, a cake sale at Gascoigne Halman’s local office.

Many of the estate agent’s current and former clients popped along to support Lorraine Batty, Gascoigne Halman’s manager, and her team. As well as enjoying a morning cuppa in good company, many brought along homemade cakes for the afternoon cake sale.

Gascoigne Halman had also arranged a raffle and this helped to boost the amount raised to an impressive £326.

Speaking about the event, Lorraine said, “Thanks to everyone who came along to support our two fundraising events. It was lovely to have support from clients but also local business contacts, family and friends.

“It is rewarding to be able to help such a great cause and I know that Macmillan are grateful to receive donations – no matter how large or small.”

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