The British Polio Fellowship is announcing a new partnership with local business Signature Estate Agents, in a move that will see the near neighbours collaborate on a number of initiatives in 2016. The news follows the opening of a brand new Central Office in Watford on 29 January and is designed to help the charity offer support to the 120,000 people in the UK living with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).
The early stages of the relationship will now see Signature include The British Polio Fellowship logo on their leaflets, display collection tins in their offices and help promote the charity in the local community while they settle into their new Central Office.
“When we moved into our new office, we discovered Signature is just around the corner from us and we are delighted they have decided to offer us their support,” said Kripen Dhrona. “The backing of local business means a lot to us as we move to a new location and we are grateful to Alan and all at Signature for all their help and for offering The British Polio Fellowship such a warm Watford welcome.”
The British Polio Fellowship saw its new home formally opened on 29 January by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester 77 years to the day since the charity was founded in 1939. Today the charity acts as an advocate for its members and the 80 per cent of those with Polio who will contract PPS, a debilitating neurological condition for which there is no cure.
“The British Polio Fellowship is a very good cause and we are happy to welcome them to Watford and offer our support,” said Alan Maher, Valuation Manager at Signature Estates. “They are literally five minutes’ walk away and I’m sure they will not regret moving to Watford. We benefit from superb transport links, and all the advantages of being so close to London and I’m sure the charity will go from strength to strength here.”
The charity has moved into custom designed offices which offer facilities for staff, meeting rooms for members to come in and meet with the Support Services team and room for expansion – in particular space for Regions and Branches who may need a venue to host their meetings.
“The British Polio Fellowship is always keen to develop links with business and welcoming a new partner to our family of supporters is very welcome,” added Kripen. “I’m sure Signature’s support will prove a great asset in our efforts to deliver our message, raise funds and advise the charity on the best ways to maximise the asset we have in the form of this new building to best advantage.”