Since the beginning of the year, local estate agents, Mishon Mackay, have raised an incredible £5,216 for the Martlets Hospice, by organising or taking part in a range of activities and challenges.
In March, the estate agents presented Martlets nurses with a cheque from their third annual Mishon Mackay’s Golf Day held in memory of Glenn Mishon. Twenty two teams took part in the day held at Dyke Road Gold Club, which raised a total of £2,916 for the hospice.
This was followed in June by another £700 when they entered a team into the Martlets Midnight Walk. Then on Sunday 26 July, nine members from their offices across Sussex came together at the top of an incredibly wet and windy Peacehaven Cliffs to take on the challenge of a lifetime, and abseiled 115ft down the chalk cliff face to the ground below.
Mary-Jayne Atkins, from Mishon Mackay, said: “The Mishon Mackay team loved taking part in The Martlets Abseil at Peacehaven Cliffs. The whole event was fantastically organised and those prepping the guys for the abseil were calm and experienced, really bringing those who had some fears of the height to ease. We are delighted to continue supporting the hospice and this event raised £1,600.”
Elizabeth Baxter, Corporate Fundraiser at Martlets Hospice, said: “All at Martlets Hospice are so grateful to Mishon Mackay for so kindly raising an amazing amount of money for our patients in recent months. We send our heartfelt thanks to all at Mishon Mackay for their hard work in organising their very successful Golf Day and for continuing that support by participating in our Midnight Walk and Abseil fundraising events.”
A second Peacehaven Cliffs Abseil has been arranged by the Martlets Hospice on 23 August, and there are still places available. The abseil is a sponsored challenge and no experience is needed to take part; just a sense of adventure, a head for heights and nerves of steel. Despite the height of the abseil, it is a well-used route with permanent bolts on it and it is open to anyone aged 8 to 80.
The registration fee for the event is £20 and the Martlets are asking everyone who takes part to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. As the Martlets receive less than a third of its funding via the NHS it relies on fundraising to provide its services free to local people when they need them.