Estate agents put some work on hold to deliver food to the elderly

An estate agency in Milton Keynes has been transformed into a makeshift volunteer taskforce to rally round for the most vulnerable in its community.

Staff at Cauldwell Property Services have been delivering food and other essential items to elderly and vulnerable residents, and key workers in the town, over the past seven days.

Bradley Dye, sales manager at Cauldwells, said: “We put the call out on Facebook and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

“If people have shopping that needs collecting or prescriptions that need picking up from the chemist, we’ll do it. Anything that people need us for, whether it be ferrying to and from the hospital or what not, we’re here for them.

“We employ two people as accompanied viewers, but because they’ll be quieter than usual right now, we’ve been offering their services to the most vulnerable people in our wonderful town as well as key workers. But now it’s turned into a real team effort and all 32 members of staff are involved.”

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The original Facebook post has received over 1,000 positive ‘reactions’ in just a matter of days, while 350 people have shared it, too.

Dear MK Community, for the last 16 years we have built an amazing local business with the help of the community, this…

Posted by Cauldwell Property Services on Thursday, 19 March 2020

 

“We’re part of the community and we want to help the people of Milton Keynes. We’re all in this together,” he added.

Speaking about what Cauldwell Property Services are doing during the coronavirus outbreak, Bradley said: “We’re all working remotely and everything we can do to keep the wheels in motion, we will absolutely do.

“We’re still really busy. We’ve overcome the challenge by doing lots of video tours. We then send the links to potential buyers and it’s proved really popular.”


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