QUEENIE has officially opened a new estate agent on Lord Street – after they teamed up with the hospice as a fundraising partner.
The mascot for Queenscourt Hospice in Kew was on hand to open the doors of Curlett Jones Estates on Friday, August 10.
The company, which provides property sales, purchases and mortgages, have entered into a Corporate Partnership with the charity, who care for patients with life-limiting conditions from across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. They will donate a percentage of their sales to Queenscourt for the next two years, in support of the ‘wonderful work that the hospice does in caring for patients with far advanced, progressive and incurable illnesses.’
Alan Jones, estates director at Curlett Jones, said: “Opening our first branch on Lord Street was extremely important to us. In the current climate we have seen other businesses move away from our fantastic Lord Street and therefore we wanted to support our community and high street by launching our new business on Southport’s most iconic street.”
Judith Stewart, Queenscourt’s Fundraising and Lottery Manager, said: “We are delighted to have Curlett Jones Estates on board as a Corporate Partner and we look forward to working with their team over the coming months and years to make this partnership a great success.
“We rely on the support of the local community, including the local business sector, to enable us to keep on delivering our broad range of essential services and care, especially during this very challenging time.
“The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to take the unprecedented step of permanently closing some of our shops and postponing key fundraising initiatives which has resulted in a significant loss of income. As a small local charity with a big reach, this has hit us hard.
“We are grateful for the support of Curlett Jones. Their generous pledge to donate a percentage of their sales to Queenscourt for the next two years is of great value to us.”