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LONDON, 20 April 2017 – JLL has raised over £740.00 for homeless charity, Crisis, this Easter period through the raffling of thirteen, 10kg Belgian chocolate eggs across its UK estate agency offices. Not only that, but several of the prize winners kindly donated their chocolate eggs to local hospitals and churches, spreading the community spirit over Easter.One of the winners, Michelle Klinkert, donated her egg which she fondly named ‘Eggbert’ to the doctors, nurses and children of St. Mary’s Paediatric Unit in Paddington. It was no easy task finding ‘Eggbert’ who weighed 12.5kg a home but the smiles and gasps of the nurses and children spending their Easter in the hospital made it all worthwhile. Joint winners, brothers Alex and Sebastian Newall, kindly donated their egg to the Saturn Ward at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Alex’s daughters were born at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and his youngest daughter Olivia, was treated on the Saturn Ward having fallen ill shortly after her birth.
Alex Newall, Managing Director of Barnes Private Office, commented: “It is an amazing Easter egg to win and both Simon Godson of JLL and I were keen for it to be shared by the children, doctors and nurses who spent their Easter in hospital as staff and patients. I am truly grateful for the outstanding care my daughter received and I hope this giant egg will bring a smile to other children’s faces.”Other winners included the Sisters of Nazareth who entered at the Kensington office and shared the egg with the residents in the aged care facility home which is run by the Sisters.
Lucy Morton, Head of Residential Agency at JLL, adds: “We’re delighted to not only have raised money for Crisis this Easter, but that staff and children at a number of hospitals, as well as care home residents, ministry and parishioners at local churches who have also benefitted thanks to the kind donations of our winners. I can imagine that there were a lot of happy faces when the eggs arrived!”Crisis, JLL’s charity partner, is the national charity for homeless people. It is dedicated to ending homelessness through delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Last year, Crisis supported over 11,000 homeless people on their journey out of homelessness, through one-to-one coaching, employment and housing support, training courses, mental health support and more. With rough sleeping on the rise, Crisis is needed more than ever.
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