When Anne Wynn, Senior Sales and Lettings Executive in the Faversham office of Ward & Partners, part of the Arun Estates Group, decided to make a donation to the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal, run by the international relief and development organisation, Samaritan’s Purse, little did she appreciate what she was starting.
“The idea of the appeal is to take an ordinary shoebox, decorate it, and fill it with gifts for a young child suffering hardship somewhere in the world,” explained Anne.
“I decided to make up a box myself – but when I told people what I was doing, they all decided to help out. Now I’ve got 59 boxes full of gifts to send!”
Friends, family members and work colleagues donated boxes, including the firm’s Managing Director, David Lench, who said, “Ward & Partners have always played an active part in supporting a wide range of children’s and other charities. Anne’s initiative – and her remarkable achievement in inspiring so many others to follow her lead – is in the best traditions of our company and tribute to the negotiating skills that have won her our top salesperson award on more than one occasion!”