Whitton & Laing Reach For The Sky In Aid Of Balloons Charity
Award-winning South West estate agents and chartered surveyors Whitton & Laing have generously donated £1884 to Exeter-based ‘Balloons’, a charity who help support bereaved children and their families. The sum represented the year the independent estate agency was established and their way of giving back to the local community as part of the firm’s 135th anniversary celebrations.
Balloons, an independently run charity, provides bespoke 1:1 pre and post-bereavement support to children and young people (C&YP) aged 5-25 living in Exeter, Mid and East Devon. It also supports their families by providing a telephone helpline, organising family activities and events. In addition they deliver childhood grief training to local agencies to help them deal with common themes and issues such as managing emotions, e.g. anger and anxiety.
Whitton & Laing established in 1884, has offices in Exeter and Exmouth with a dedicated team of 45 staff offering estate agency, lettings, surveys and valuations and project management. The privately-owned firm is also one of the largest block management companies in the South West.
Alison Whitfield, Partner – Whitton & Laing said:
“We donate to Devon-based charities on a regular basis and in celebration of our 135th anniversary we wanted to do something extra special to mark this significant milestone. The partners came up with the idea of donating £1884, to reflect the year we started, to a smaller worthy local cause where this sum would make a real difference to the charity. We looked at a number of charities and couldn’t think of a better fit than ‘Balloons’. Our south west offices are based in Exeter and East Devon, the same geographic reach as that of the charity, and the amazing work they do really touched all of our hearts.”