Announcing the launch of the Northwood Foundation

April 28, 2014

We are very  proud to announce the launch of the Northwood Foundation, set up in honour of Nick Cooper, the former Managing Director of Northwood who sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2013.

The Northwood Foundation, which officially launched today, is seen by all as a fitting tribute to a man who contributed so much to both the business and the lettings industry as a whole.


Caption:  Nick Cooper 1963 – 2013

Each year the Foundation will support a charity that the full Northwood network of over 500 people will raise funds for.

It was felt appropriate that this year’s chosen charity is the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, whose mission is to fund world-class research into the disease leading to the development of a test for early detection and diagnosis of the disease and more effective treatments. Just three in every 100 people diagnosed will live beqond five years. This is the worst survival rate of any common cancer and has barely improved in forty years.

We have set ourselves an ambitious target of raising £20,000 by 2015 to coincide with our 20th year anniversary of trading and we are planning a wide range of fundraising events.

A seven day hike up Mount Kilimanjaro is being undertaken by five of Northwood’s fittest including Gemma Goodson, CEO and Nick Harris, Non-Executive Director. Donations are gratefully welcomed and can be made >>> here.

The ‘Cooper Cup’ golf tournament later in the year will see the North and South offices take each other on not only to win bragging-rites for the next 12 months but also raise further funds for the Foundation.

Gemma says: “Today is a proud day for us in launching the Northwood Foundation. With the full network of over 500 people fully behind it and keen to get fundraising, it is real testament to the legacy that Nick leaves behind ”

CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, Maggie Blanks, says: “It is fantastic to have the support of the Northwood Foundation and we’re grateful to staff and all 80 offices who will be fundraising for us. I’d like them to take great pride in the part they’re playing in supporting the cutting edge research that will help to defeat this most lethal of all cancers.”

Northwood will be working closely with the charities founder and CEO, Maggie Blanks, to ensure they make the most of their charitable activity.

Find out more about our Foundation activities and donate >>> here.

Northwood is one of the largest and most recognised lettings agents in the U.K. and the leading supplier of Guaranteed Rent to give landlords complete peace of mind.

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