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Awards ceremony raises £3,000 for children’s charity

A whopping £2,980 was raised for children’s charity CLAPA by attendees at the Mortgage Strategy Awards at the end of last month.

CLAPA was Mortgage Strategy’s chosen charity to benefit from the night. Established in 1979, it provides help for children with cleft palates from infancy through to adulthood, as well as supporting their families.

Rosanna Preston, chief executive of CLAPA, says: “From the feedback we receive we know that we make a significant difference to people’s lives but we rely on voluntary donations to provide our services.”

Anna Ruddock, publisher of Mortgage Strategy, says: “At this difficult time for the mortgage market it is great to see the industry dig deep to support such a worthwhile cause.”


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