Gooch Estate Agents have chosen the Pied Piper Appeal as their 2018 charity of the year COTY).

Celebrating 32 years in business with branches across Gloucester and the Forest of Dean, Steve Gooch EA is an independent family run firm, with a focus on buying, selling, renting and property letting. Employing 40 staff the team are excited about creating activities to raise funds for the charity.

Said Tom Gooch, head office manager at Newent: “This week we have been busy selling raffle tickets to win a big Ted; Billie the Bear! The draw will take place on Valentine’s Day early evening, live on our facebook. Winning a cuddly teddy is a great attraction especially this week!” Tickets are still available in the Newent branch.

Nicola Hughes, head of sales, added: “For over 32 years we have supported local events and charities but this is the first time we have decided to focus on one main charity. We are planning to do a Mud Run in May, and other fund raisers in and around the county including the famous Newent Onion Fayre and Coleford Music festival.”

“We are a close and active team; having a charity to support brings us all together from across our branch network. Watch this space!”

Editor’s note: if you are interested in choosing the Pied Piper as your company’s COTY then please call the charity office on 0300 422 6119.