PHILIP’S BLOG 23/09/2014


It’s that time for Charity Coffee again

This Friday September 26th is the date of the Macmillan Coffee Morning , a fantastic focussed fund raising day , achieved through selling cakes & coffee plus lots of associated events. This is happening throughout the Country. Here in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter it is becoming an annual business & community event with the aim being to present the charity Macmillan with one large single cheque early next month from everyone locally. Currently twenty two local firms (including the local Schools)are signed up to hold events on the day and more are expected to come on board this coming week. Last year the Jewellery Quarter successfully raised £7800 and this year the goal has been set even higher at £10,000. Already there are signs in the windows of those companies hosting events and on the day do look out for the green balloons plus lots of people in fancy dress if you are coming into this part of the City. Everyone will be chasing donations!

One of the great achievements by one local firm last year was their ‘virtual coffee morning’ held on line with all their clients & suppliers at the same time as they were serving coffee in their offices. All the on line recipients then donated by Text or Just Giving, even though they couldn’t attend the Coffee Morning in person and the firm of just six staff raised over £1500.This year this idea is going to be copied by many other firms locally with the aim to truly push the total past the goal set. Again we will be really grateful for any donations to this great cause . Do text to 70070 ref JQDT53 with the amount or go online to .

Property market comment can wait!

Philip Jackson