Fundraising Goes Up, Up and Away

Great Dunmow’s leading estate agent, Mullucks Wells, has raised a further £300 for its nominated charity by holding a balloon race at the recent Countess of Warwick Show in Little Easton.

The Dunmow branch of Mullucks Wells have chosen West Essex Mind as their charity as part of their 21st birthday celebrations this year. Working together, staff from both the estate agency and the charity ran a balloon race stall at the event. Visitors paid £1 for a balloon, uniquely marked with an identification ticket. All the balloons were released at the event and the one that travels the furthest will win a prize.

Anyone finding a ticket is asked to fill in the details and post it back to Mullucks Wells in Dunmow detailing where it was found. The finder of the furthest balloon will also win a prize.

This latest event is part of Mullucks Wells’ fundraising year marking the company’s 21st anniversary. The Great Dunmow office has chosen to raise money for West Essex Mind, also based in the town. The charity supports local people affected by mental ill health including both patients and those around them. The organisation is looking to develop its services to 15 to 19 year olds and the local Mullucks Wells office are looking to support that new venture.

Throughout the year, Mullucks Wells are holding a variety of money making events, as well as donating £100 for every property they sell until April 2012. Staff will also be providing “hands on” support to their charity to help establish new projects.

Tim Trembath of Mullucks Wells said: “This was a great event and it gave us an ideal opportunity to work with our chosen charity, Mind – not only to raise money, but also increase awareness of the tremendous work they do in this area. We hope everyone enjoyed it and we look forward to finding out just how far our balloons have travelled!”