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My Property Box prepares to scale the heights to mark 10th anniversary


My Property Box staff are lacing up their boots ready to scale England’s highest mountain in aid of leading North East heart charity, the Red Sky Foundation.

It is one of several charitable initiatives planned by the Darlington-headquartered estate agent as it celebrates its 10th anniversary year.

A 15-strong team representing the business, which operates across the North East and North Yorkshire, are training hard to tackle the 3,209ft high Scafell Pike later this month.

They will be joined by three members of staff from Newcastle estate agent Groves, which was acquired by My Property Box last October.

It is also staging a fundraising ball in aid of the Red Sky Foundation to further celebrate the founding of the business in 2012 by managing director Ben Quaintrell. Tickets are currently available for the 007-themed event, including a three course meal, at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, on 9th September.

The Red Sky Foundation was initially set up by Sergio and Emma Petrucci to support the Children’s Heart Unit at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital after their daughter underwent life-saving heart surgery in 2015.

Since then, the Sunderland charity has raised more than £600,000 to support a range of cardiac-related causes across the North East - helping babies, children and adults living with heart conditions at the Freeman, Sunderland Royal Hospital and James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough. It has also funded countless defibrillators throughout the region.

Sergio Petrucci said: “We are really grateful for the support of My Property Box and Groves as the money they raise will help make a difference to so many lives.”

Ben Quaintrell said: “It’s been a hugely positive 10 years for My Property Box, and everyone was keen to give something back to the communities we serve.

“I’ve been very impressed at how many of our staff have volunteered to climb Scafell Pike in aid of this fantastic charity, as I’m sure they haven’t been as high as that outside of a holiday jet!”

As well as the foundation, the business also intends to support other local good causes during the year.

Ben first began his career in property with Sandersons Lettings in Darlington, working there for eight years after joining straight from university in 2003. Since founding My Property Box, he has led seven acquisitions over the past three years: Holt Estate Agents, Thornaby; Sanderson Lettings, Darlington; Westoe Lettings, South Shields; WardHorne and Garrison Lettings, both Richmondshire, and Bishop Auckland estate agent Lifestyle Property. It has grown its headcount to 33 with ambitions to continue to scale the business.

  • Tickets for the My Property Box Red Sky Ball cost £65 per person, or £600 for a table of 10. To book call Rachel Bainbridge on 01325 582 101.



Photo caption: Ben Quaintrell (first right), managing director of My Property Box, with members of the team preparing to conquer Scafell Pike

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Notes to editors

My Property Box covers the North East and North Yorkshire and offers a full end-to-end property service – lettings, sales, property management and investment advice. It prides itself on delivering an unparalleled service, whether you are an investor, landlord, vendor, or buyer.

It’s a tried and trusted client-focused business built upon innovation. This has allowed it to implement a range of streamlined systems and procedures that make our clients’ lives easier.

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Ben Quaintrell (far right) managing director of My Property Box with team members preparing to conquer Scafell Pike
Ben Quaintrell (far right) managing director of My Property Box with team members preparing to conquer Scafell Pike
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