A CHARITABLE fund set up by an estate agents has made its first grants.
Comptons Property Agents, which is based in Market Deeping, set up the Comptons Charitable Fund to donate to groups and organisations every time a property is sold.
The first charities to benefit are the Thera Trust, which supports adults with learning disabilities and Sue Ryder Care based at Thorpe Hall in Peterborough. The charities both receive a grant of £100 and were selected by homeowners who had successfully sold their property with Comptons.
More than 50 local charities, community groups and organisations are members of the new charitable fund including The Free Kicks Foundation, Peterborough War Memorial Fund and Peterborough Streets, who can double their donation if they direct people to sell their home via Comptons.
Becky Compton, who runs the fund, said: “It is down to our clients who have sold their home to pick which charity they want us to make a grant of £100 to. I’m really pleased that we’re starting to have a positive effect on charities in our area.”