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Industry figure and his clients raise £40,000 for charity including Ukraine crisis

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A well-known industry supplier and his clients have collectively raised £40,000 for local charities, it has been revealed.

Former journalist Jerry Lyons (pictured), who runs an agency providing content for agents’ websites and social media feeds, says his business has donated £20,000 during the Covid pandemic while his clients have matched his funding.

The charitable arm of the business, called The Karma Club, launched in September 2019 and the £20,000 it has donated since then has been match-funded by members of the Lyons’ Estate Agency Content Club.

Each month, The Karma Club donates £5 from each member’s monthly subscription into a ‘pay it forward pot’. The members then suggest charities and community groups they want to support, while Lyons’ club doubles their donations.

Jerry adds: “We can all do something good in a world where there’s a lot of bad things going on at the moment.”

As part of its charitable support, the business also has a chosen charity of the year, which it commits to support to the tune of £3,000 per year.

“Our members have been very enthusiastic about getting involved, and it goes to show that good estate agencies are often the most generous, kind, and community-minded businesses out there,” says Lyons.

The Karma Club’s emphasis is on helping small organisations that don’t have a huge fundraising machine behind them.

It also reacts to causes such as the Ukraine crisis; making Christmas memorable for a young girl with cancer; Stephen Brown’s Computers for Schools appeal; and supporting hospices across the UK during lockdown.


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