Today (2 December 2020), local charity Peace Hospice Care announces its first Strategic Partnership with Mark Stern, Personal Agent at eXp (an online estate agency business). The arrangement means that Mark will donate a percentage of his fee to the charity for every house he sells where ‘peacefamily’ is quoted to him at the start of the process.
This is the first Strategic Partnership for the charity. Other ways in which businesses can support the charity include its Peace Business Partnership, where businesses donate regular amounts to help the charity plan its services, sponsoring events, corporate fundraising and volunteering.
Last year Mark supported his friend Chris when he needed to sell his home. At the time, Chris was undergoing treatment for lung cancer and was given a two-year prognosis. Mark needed to move and sell his family home quickly to get his affairs in order. Within a few weeks of marketing they had a buyer for Chris’ home and his property was sold.
Speaking about that experience and the Strategic Partnership, Mark Stern said: “I’ve seen first-hand the impact of life-limiting illness on friends and their families and I know what a difference Peace Hospice Care can make for people in this position. Caring and business should always work hand in hand. I am looking forward to working in partnership with Peace Hospice Care, delivering my business to our local community offering the same devotion, empathy and dedication that they show to their patients and families.”
Gemma Norris, Head of Fundraising, said: “We are delighted that Mark is supporting us in this way. We continue to be hit by the pandemic with fundraising events postponed and our charity shops closed. Building Strategic Partnerships, where businesses share their commercial success and support us at the same time, will help us to continue to deliver our free services to the patients and families in our community who need us. Our thanks to Mark and to everyone in our local community for their support – we really are so very grateful.”
For anyone interested in contacting Mark, about selling their property, he can be contacted on: T: 01923 549 065, E: email@example.com
Peace Hospice Care provides free specialist support for people and their families facing life-limiting illnesses across South West Hertfordshire and the wider area. Peace Hospice Care needs £6 million a year to deliver its free services. Now, for every £1 of income received, less than 32p comes from the NHS. For more information about Peace Hospice Care, please visit: www.peacehospicecare.org.ukor call: 01923 330 330.