first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Estate agent drops everything to work 15-hour shift helping flood victims previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agent drops everything to work 15-hour shift helping flood victimsWorcestershire estate agent Andrew Hipkiss is a member of the Severn Area Rescue Association which has been busy since Storm Dennis struck.Nigel Lewis18th February 20200480 Views A 52-year-old Worcestershire estate agent worked throughout Sunday afternoon and into the small hours of Monday morning to help those affected by flooding created by Storm Dennis.Andrew Hipkiss, who is a partner in 90-year-old family-run estate agency Walton & Hipkiss based in Hagley, near Stourbridge, has been a member of the local voluntary-based Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) for three years.He was called out on Sunday afternoon at 3pm to take over from exhausted crews who had just finished a long shift helping with flooding in Tenbury Wells on the River Teme.The estate agent then worked a straight 15-hour shift before returning home at 6am to catch up with his sleep before returning to work yesterday.EvacuatedTenbury Wells is a market town near the Malvern Hills and has been particularly badly hit by floods; all of its 130 homes have been evacuated and much of the town centre has been under water.It has half a dozen estate agents but at least two, Fine & Country and McCartneys, are on a road that has been severely flooded in recent days.Andrew Hipkiss is a director of Walton & Hipkiss along with his brother Christopher. Their grandfather established the company in 1929 and although it now has three branches, the agency’s head office remains at its original site in Hagley.The SARA crews are all dedicated volunteers and like the RNLI they rely on donations from members of the public to continue providing their extensive search and rescue operation. Click here to donate.Read more about agents helping with floods.Severn Area Rescue Association Andrew Hipkiss Walton & Hipkiss February 18, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more