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Charity Begins at Home

Thousands of pounds are to be gifted to schools in Perth and Perthshire as a local estate agency pledges to give back to its communities.

Possible, which launched in September 2020, is making a £25 donation to the catchment primary school of each property it lists for sale before it is even sold, the only estate agency in Scotland to do so.

In just four months, the Perth agency has listed 50 properties for sale equating to donations of over £1,000 to the Parent Councils of around 15 schools throughout the city and further afield.

Born and bred in Perth, Gary Robertson, Director said, “People and communities underpin everything we do and, as a Dad myself, I’m acutely aware that schools rely on their local community to support their activities and the experiences they provide to their young people.  With so many physical school events on hold due to COVID, from summer and Christmas fairs to nativities and sports days, fundraising really has taken a knock.  We are therefore delighted to be helping fund some school projects and activities which might otherwise not materialise, bringing a direct benefit to the countless families we support each day.”

One of the recipient schools, which has now benefited to the tune of £150, is Gary’s former primary school, Tulloch Primary in Perth.

Lynsey Simpson, Depute Head Teacher said, “The donations from Possible have been very gratefully received by the school, particularly in a year when there have been no opportunities to do any fundraising – this really couldn’t have come at a better time!  So far we have spent the money on a garden shed to keep our planting and gardening equipment in, a resource we simply didn’t have the funds for before.  We used some of the leftover funds for our ‘Taste of Scotland’ event on St Andrew’s Day.

“It was lovely to meet Gary when he came to visit, talking fondly about his memories of attending Tulloch Primary School. After all, it means so much more to develop a community link with a local business when they have ties to our school. We very much look forward to continuing this community partnership and, when circumstances allow, may even invite Gary and Laura back to share more information about starting a business!”

Building on over 20 years’ experience in sales and estate agency, Possible is the only local business solely dedicated to estate agency, combining strong local knowledge with a modern and cost-effective approach to buying and selling.  

Working alongside Estate Agent Laura Green, Gary added, “We know the Perth and Perthshire market inside out and are cautiously optimistic of a strong year ahead.  After the lockdown last Spring, when the market was essentially shut down for three months, there was a real frenzy of activity as buyers and sellers reignited their plans. Although that has now settled, there is still a lot of activity out there and, as more people realise that valuations and viewings are once again permitted, Spring is looking positive for anyone looking to buy or sell.”

For more information and to sign up for The Possible Schools Initiative, visit https://wearepossible.co.uk or telephone (01738) 260035.

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