Independent estate agency Bloor & Co is providing a major boost to a Sheffield charity by donating 1 per cent of the commission it receives from house sales.
The family-run firm was inspired to make a long-term commitment to neurocare, which helps raise money for the neurosciences department at the royal hallamshire hospital, when a family member suffered a severe brain injury.
Adrian bloor, now 44, the brother of the company’s co-owner nigel bloor, was treated at the royal hallamshire’s neurosciences ward six years ago following a bicycle accident on the a625 between fox house and dore.
Joanne bloor, nigel’s wife and managing partner of bloor & co, said: “adrian was in a coma for three weeks, intensive care for four weeks and various other neurosurgical wards for seven and a half weeks after the accident and we didn’t know if he would survive or if he would suffer permanent damage from the head injury.
“But the care adrian received from the medical staff at the royal hallamshire hospital’s neurosciences department was fantastic and he would not have survived without it. He also received intensive rehabilitation and aftercare support and he was soon back home in whirlow, sheffield. He also went on to complete charity events for neurocare, including two iron man challenges in germany.
“At bloor & co we wanted to support neurocare on a regular basis, rather than for a one-off fundraising event, so we decided to donate 1 per cent of the commission we receive from all sales. We started our fundraising last year and money from completed house sales is now starting to come through regularly for neurocare.
“We are passionate about raising not just money, but also awareness of the charity’s fantastic work.”
Bloor & co customers will see the neurocare logo displayed on all the company’s ‘for sale’ signs, office stationery and advertising boards.
Emma douglas, fundraiser at neurocare, said: “we are extremely grateful to bloor & co for their support. It’s fantastic they have chosen to commit to fundraising for neurocare and we are starting to see the money gradually roll in.
“Without support from local businesses like bloor & co we wouldn’t be able to equip the neurosciences department with the state of the art equipment which continues to save lives.”