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Our Chosen Charity for 2018 – Colchester Toy Library

Our Chosen Charity for 2018 – Colchester Toy Library

At Morley Riches & Ablewhite we no longer send Christmas cards and instead send a sum of money to our chosen charity for that year. We have chosen our charity for 2018 – and are pleased to announce – drum roll please (!!!!!) Colchester Toy Library has been selected. We like to support small, local charities that are less likely to receive national funding where our contribution really makes a difference.
The Colchester Toy Library aims to be a supportive and welcoming space for the local community and believes that all children should be able to have a range of play experiences no matter what their circumstances or individual needs. They lend a diverse range of high quality toys, including specialist toys for children with special needs, to families at a very low cost. The Colchester Toy Library also provides a community space for volunteers and families to spend time with children to play and learn. Other community members such as charities, playgroups, childminders and foster carers also regularly use the facilities and borrow a range of exciting toys.
In addition to these services they also hold weekly stay and play afternoons for families with children who have special needs. These sessions involve a range of games and activities which aim to support children’s communication skills and physical development.
The use of the “C word” describing the festive celebration held towards the end of December each year is vetoed until Jon Ablewhite has celebrated his birthday on 4th December. Accordingly, a “C Word” box was set up and anyone mentioning that word had to contribute a £1. It would appear Peter Riches was the main culprit and we are adding this sum to our main donation to the toy library.
As a first this year we are also organising a sponsored staff and partners climb of Snowdon in the summer – at our age I understand we will be taking one of the easier routes – which is a relief! A few four legged friends will be joining us and if you wish to sponsor us in our efforts please contact Sam Morley via email and we will let you know how to do so.
Wishing all our clients and associates a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

The Team at Morley Riches & Ablewhite
Tel: 01206 505707 Fax: 01206 505708 DDL: 01206 987985
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  • "Jon Ablewhite of Morley, Riches and Ablewhite has provided professional services to my company for many years. This has included sales, purchasing and renting of office properties in and around Colchester. He has been very professional and thorough, combining this with an understanding of the needs of a business client such as ourselves. Together with Peter Riches, he forms a very strong and likeable team."
    Russell Sainty, Seaford Properties Limited
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  • "I have known Peter Riches and indeed some of his staff for many years now.  Our family and I in particular have built a close relationship with Peter, instructing him on numerous occasions for projects, lease renewals, rent reviews etc. and have always found him to be honest, reliable and extremely efficient. Peter will always find a solution to all your property needs and matters – his creative talent, input and valuable knowledge is where he really shines above the rest “bar none”! I would have no hesitation in recommending him or his staff for all your property needs."
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  • "Peter Riches and his team was recommended to me by a fellow business man.   He has proven himself to be up to a very high standard in his profession and I like the way that he is prompt to deal with any situation in a professional way.   He has a dynamic, enthusiastic team around him which gives me confidence in my decision making in which I value his experienced advice."
    Adrian Coolbergen, Coolbergen Properties
  • "We have employed the services of Morley Riches & Ablewhite for over 10 years and have always found them to be Professional to deal with. Both Peter and Jon have a wide knowledge of the local commercial market which has enabled them to advise us on various aspects within our diverse business."
    Ian Newman, East Anglian Group
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