Created 23rd November 2021


Leading Northern chartered surveyors and estate agents, Bradley Hall, is supporting Sunderland based charity, Sunderland Area Parent Support (SAPS), with their Christmas Eve Box appeal, through a £500 donation and the use of its Sunderland office as a drop off point.


SAPS has been working with families that experience multi-level deprivation throughout the Sunderland area since 2007. The charity works with children who live in poverty, often due to parents or carers experiencing substance abuse.

SAPS has organised Christmas appeals across the Sunderland area for several years, but last Christmas, as a result of the pandemic, their Christmas Eve Box appeal sadly was in high demand.

Before Covid-19, SAPS would receive donations of around 100 boxes for their Christmas Eve Box Appeal, during 2020, as a result of high community spirit after such a trying year, around 1300 boxes were donated. To ensure every child in need receives a Christmas gift, the charity introduced a nomination system making gifting specific to individual children.

Bradley Hall launched its Sunderland branch specialising in a range of property services in 2017 at 47 Frederick Street, based in the city centre. Helen Wall, senior surveyor at the Sunderland office was determined to support SAPS after witnessing last years demand and has arranged for the branch to be used as a drop off station to support with this years Christmas Eve Box appeal.

Bradley Hall has donated £500 which has contributed to the filling of 40 boxes for the appeal this Christmas, in addition to individual staff donations.

Sharyn Smiles, a volunteer and organiser at Sunderland Area Parents Support said: “I am very proud of what the Christmas Eve Box appeal has been able to achieve in recent years, and I have every faith that this year we will accomplish the same. As the carers tend to be family members of friends, often there is no financial benefit given to support the child; my goal is for every single child that needs our help is able to get that this Christmas, and with the help of organisations such as Bradley Hall, I am confident we will achieve that.”

Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, senior surveyor, Helen Wall said: “I am thrilled to be able to offer support to SAPS this Christmas and am sure that through the use of Bradley Hall’s Sunderland branch as a drop off location, as well as the generous donations from both staff and the firm itself, that a greater number of children and young people within our local communities will be helped this Christmas.”

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