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Winston’s Wish named Charity Partner for Perry Bishop's Cheltenham branch

22 January 2019

Winston’s Wish named Charity Partner for Perry Bishop's Cheltenham branch

Eliza Dunlop (Marketing Manager at Perry Bishop), Jodie Pilkington (Community Fundraising Exec) and Jackie Carlton (Branch Manager at Perry Bishop)

Our Cheltenham branch are delighted to lend their support to Winston's Wish, a brilliant organisation that offers bereavement counselling to young people and their families after the death of a parent or sibling.

As well as pledging to participate in various fundraising events organised by the charity itself, Perry Bishop will also be hosting their own events throughout the year – including a charity Golfing Day and a company quiz – to raise as much as possible to help fund the vital work of this national charity, whose head office is based in the centre of Cheltenham.

Winstons Wish will also benefit from a donation from every house sold by Perry Bishop and Chambers Cheltenham.* Jodie Pilkington, Regional Fundraising Assistant at Winston’s Wish, recently came through to Perry Bishop and Chambers to share with the team details of the wide range of practical support and guidance Winston’s Wish delivers, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual and group settings, a Freephone National Helpline, online support and publications and training. In 2017/8, for example, just under 5,854 callers rang their Freephone National Helpline and a total of 1,719 children were supported face-to-face across the UK. The charity depends almost entirely on voluntary donations and needs to raise over £2.5 million annually in order to continue to help as many of these children as possible.

Office Manager, Jackie Carlton, and Marketing Manager Eliza Dunlop were also shown around Winston’s Wish’s Cheltenham office and were introduced to members of the fundraising team and specialist family support practitioners. “We are thrilled to be supporting this incredible charity whose inspirational work with bereaved children is absolutely vital,” said Jackie Carlton.

Perry Bishop and Chambers are award-winning multi branch estate agents who offer sales, lettings and land and new home services. They have been helping people on the move in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire for 20 years and have offices in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, Nailsworth, Tetbury and Faringdon.

*Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice will continue to benefit from donations from house sales in Leckhampton and Charlton Kings.