Funds raised through ink cartridges for the Cobham charity

Grosvenor Billinghurst’s team donated £400 to Cancer Research UK

Submitted for publication in the Surrey Advertiser

The phrase ‘license to print money’ has taken on new meaning after a Cobham estate agent donated £400 to Cancer Research UK’s Cobham shop, raised by selling unwanted printer cartridges on eBay.

Elbridge estate agent Grosvenor Billinghurst sold a total of 10 printer cartridges after purchasing new printers for his three offices in Cobham, Claygate and Hinchley Wood, none of which were compatible with the company’s existing stock of ink.

The idea came from Martine Finn, office manager at Grosvenor Billinghurst in Cobham, Surrey, whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021 and lost her father and uncle to cancer in November.

Commenting on her successful fundraiser, Martine said: “Both my father and uncle wanted people to donate to cancer charities instead of buying flowers, so giving the money raised to a cancer charity was an easy decision.

“The Grosvenor Billinghurst team has been really supportive and I’m delighted that they are behind my idea. It’s fantastic to be able to support the good work that Cancer Research UK continues to do. It’s also great to support another high street store, too.”

Natasha Milner, Manager of Cancer Research UK in Cobham, said: “We are extremely grateful for Grosvenor Billinghurst’s generous donation. Donations like these allow the charity to continue its important work and we are grateful to have businesses like Grosvenor Billinghurst in our community.

“On behalf of all the volunteers at the Cobham shop, I would like to say a big thank you to Martine and her team.”

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