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Gascoigne Halman bake a tasty sum for local hospices

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Staff from Gascoigne Halman recently turned bakers for the day in order to raise as much money as possible for their three charities of the year, East Cheshire Hospice, St Ann’s Hospice and St Rocco’s Hospice and local charity, Blythe House Hospice. The company wide Bakethon, which involved 17 of Gascoigne Halman’s offices, brought in a staggering total of £3340.55.

The Bakethon saw staff baking cakes, cookies and muffins and selling them to prospective home buyers and sellers, in fact anyone passing by their offices.

Gascoigne Halman’s first ever Bakethon took place two years ago and raised over £2,000 for The Christie and everyone is delighted that this year’s event managed to raise even more money for local hospices.

Commenting on the Bakethon, John Halman said, “Once again everyone at Gascoigne Halman has made such a fantastic effort by baking a delicious selection of home-made treats, even those who couldn’t bake got stuck in! We’ve raised a phenomenal amount and I know that the teams at all of the local hospices are thrilled with our efforts.”

The Bakethon is part of a year long fundraising effort by the staff at Gascoigne Halman to support St Ann’s Hospice, East Cheshire Hospice and St Rocco’s Hospice. All three hospices are based locally and they help care and support local individuals and their families who are affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

To find out more about the three charities and how they support local people please visit their websites:

www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk

www.sah.org.uk

www.stroccos.org.uk

Estate agents train for Trans Pennine Trail

Taking inspiration from the world famous Le Tour De France, two cycle enthusiasts from the Didsbury office of Gascoigne Halman are limbering up to take on their own version of the Trans Pennine Trail at the end of this month. The trip will be in aid of local charity, East Cheshire Hospice.

East Cheshire Hospice care for people suffering from life limiting illnesses as well as their families and carers, across Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow and everywhere else in between.

The Trans Pennine Trial (TPT) coast to coast route runs from Southport to Hornsea and is an impressive 215 miles long. Keen to complete their cycle in just one day however, James Coppock, who completed the Coast to Coast cycle ride two years ago and Nathan Fitzpatrick have planned a condensed version of the TPT. Their cycle will begin at Southport Pier at 9am, passing the doors of the Gascoigne Halman offices in Stockton Heath, Lymm, Hale and Sale before finally finishing at the Didsbury office. The pair are hoping to complete the grueling 60 mile challenge in just 8 hours.

James added, “We decided to organise our own version of the TPT which would take in as many of our offices as possible along the way. We both enjoy cycling and the outdoors and were keen to really challenge ourselves, especially in the name of such a worthy cause. We’re asking all of our offices to give generously and have set-up a Just Giving page (www.justgiving.com/James-Coppock) which we’re directing all of our customers to.

Gascoigne Halman have chosen to raise money for three local hospices this year, East Cheshire Hospice, St Ann’s Hospice and St Rocco’s Hospice.

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Gascoigne Halman to bake up a storm in aid of local charities

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Staff from across 17 of Gascoigne Halman’s 18 offices across the region will be turning bakers for the day this Friday (11th July) in order to raise money for their three local charities of the year, East Cheshire Hospice, St Ann’s Hospice and St Rocco’s Hospice.

All three hospices are based locally and they help care and support local individuals and their families who are affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

The company-wideBakethon will see staff at Gascoigne Haman’s offices baking cakes, cookies and muffins and selling them to prospective home buyers and sellers, in fact anyone passing by their offices.

Commenting on the Bakethon, John Halman said, “Once again everyone at Gascoigne Halman is doing their bit – no doubt there will be flour up the walls in kitchens all over Cheshire and South Manchester! We’ve raised a phenomenal amount for local charities since we started the Bakethons in 2010 and I’m hoping we can do the same again this year!”

The Bakethon is part of a year long fundraising effort by the staff at Gascoigne Halman to support East Cheshire Hospice, St Ann’s Hospice and St Rocco’s Hospice and will be taking place at the following offices:

Alderley Edge, Altrincham, Bramhall, Cheadle, Didsbury, Hale, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Lymm, Macclesfield, Marple Bridge, Poynton, Prestbury, Sale, Stockton Heath, Whaley Bridge and Wilmslow.

To find out more about the three charities and how they support local people please visit their websites:

www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk

www.sah.org.uk

www.stroccos.org.uk

Prizes and pastries at estate agents first Bakethon

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The team at Gascoigne Halman in Heaton Moor recently donned their aprons in order to bake up a storm for the local office’s first charity Bakethon, in aid of St Ann’s Hospice.

The team invited prospective home buyers, sellers and passers by to their office on Heaton Moor Road, to indulge in homemade cakes, cookies and muffins, raising over £308 for St Ann’s Hospice, one of their chosen local charities for 2014. During the event they also held a raffle, the winner of which won a house sale with no agency fees.

Jamie Butler, Manager of the Heaton Moor office said, “Our first Bakethon was a great success and I was pleased that through our culinary efforts we managed to raise a tasty sum for St Ann’s Hospice. The local winner of the raffle was delighted to win a free house sale and now the pressure’s on to sell, sell, sell!”

The baketon event is part of a year long fundraising effort by the staff at Gascoigne Halman to support St Ann’s Hospice, St Rocco’s Hospice and East Cheshire Hospice. Other offices across the Gascoigne Halman network will be hosting their own bakethons next month.

Rubber Duck Raises Money for St Rocco’s Hospice

The team at Gascoigne Halman in Lymm were delighted when they came first in the ‘corporate’ section of this year’s Lymm Duck Race, for the first time in eight years. Their ‘corporate’ duck, who also happened to be number 8, made waves when it crossed the finishing line in minutes and earned the team an impressive £250 for their local charity of choice, St Rocco’s Hospice.

The infamous Duck Race, which is organised by the Round Table, takes place every Easter Monday in the centre of Lymm village. Local businesses and members of the public buy a duck, all proceeds from which go to local causes, the ducks are then launched into the dam and then slowly bob their way to the finishing line at the Post Office. There are cash prices for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and companies can choose to sponsor either a ‘corporate’ duck or a ‘super duck’.

Manager Bobby Shahlavi added, “There’s always great excitement when it’s the Lymm Duck Race, it’s good fun every year and sees people from across the community getting involved. It was a great feeling to see number 8 cross the finish line and even better to know that our windfall would go some way in making a difference to local people’s lives.”

St Rocco’s Hospice has been providing specialist care for patients from Warrington and the surrounding areas, with cancer and other life limiting illnesses for 29 years. Their aim is not only to provide high quality care but also to promote physical, social, psychological and spiritual wellbeing for patients, supporting them, their carers and their families in a friendly, relaxed environment.

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Photo: Bobby Shahlavi went to visit St Rocco’s Hospice personally where he presented the duck race cheque to St Rocco’s complementary therapy lead, Caz Clare.

Calling all football fanatics – Gascoigne Halman needs you!

Leighton Snow from our Cheadle office is once again organising Gascoigne Halman’s annual 5 a-side football tournament on Friday 30th May in aid of St Ann’s Hospice and is calling all local organisations and businesses to get involved by putting together their own squad.

This is the second time Gascoigne Halman have sponsored this event, previously they battled it out against squads from The Cash Store, Edward Mellor and St Ann’s Hospice. In order to make things a little more interesting this time round, there will be the opportunity for teams to part in both the Champions League and the Europa Cup. Winners and runners up of each league will take home a trophy.

This year Leighton is hoping not only to lead his team to victory but also to raise even more money for St Ann’s Hospice and the incredible work they do to support people across Greater Manchester, suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Registration is from 17.30 with the first game commencing promptly at 18.00. There will be an entry fee of £80.00 per team, all of which will go towards St Ann’s Hospice.

For more information or to register your team please contact the Cheadle office on 0161 428 1118 or via email: cheadle@gascoignehalman.co.ukFurther details on the tournament can also be found at http://www.powerleague.co.uk/5-a-side/north-england/stockport

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you pitch side!

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Gascoigne Halman run up a terrific total for East Cheshire Hospice

As the crowds gathered for the infamous ‘Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon’, 13 intrepid team members from Gascoigne Halman limbered up to join in the fun and raised an impressive £2,500 for their nominated 2014 charity, East Cheshire Hospice.

Everyone involved was delighted to complete the gruelling 13 mile countryside run in very respectable times. Supporters from across Cheshire and beyond were there to cheer runners on, as well as East Cheshire Hospice mascot, Sunny.

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Commenting on their fundraising efforts, John Halman of Gascoigne Halman said, “The Wilmslow Marathon is such an iconic local event and it posed the ideal opportunity to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice. I am really proud of the runners and their exceptional stamina. They are really pulled together, completing the marathon in superb times and raising a fantastic amount of money for such a worthy local cause.”

This is the first in a number of challenges Gascoigne Halman are getting involved in during 2014. The team have chosen to raise money for three local hospices, including East Cheshire Hospice, which offers care to people with life-limiting illnesses.

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