Lettings firm helps to raise £20k for charity
A TEAM of local property specialists have helped achieve a milestone in a UK-wide charity campaign.
Throughout last year, the Belvoir office on Mill Street in Macclesfield has been part of a huge fund raising effort to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company’s national property lettings and management network.
The goal was to raise £20,000. The target was smashed before Christmas and with money still coming in the total charity pot could be another few thousand pounds richer in the first weeks of the New Year.
Sarah Irlam, who owns Belvoir Macclesfield said: “Whilst various individual offices have always been active in supporting their own favourite charities and causes, at the beginning of this year all UK offices came together as a group to set a ‘commemorative’ £20,000 charity target before the close of 2015.
“From individual cash donations through to scores of other initiatives, including charity golf days, sky dives, quiz nights, endurance trials and even cake baking events, the Belvoir family has rallied to the cause.”
Dorian Gonsalves, Belvoir’s commercial director, said: ”Sarah and the Macclesfield team alongside their national colleagues, have put energy, commitment and drive into making our 20th year in business one that will benefit a wide range of local, regional and national causes – from local air ambulance services to hospices, a cystic fibrosis charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and many, many more.
“The ingenuity shown by individual staff members has been both illuminating and, often highly amusing. Whether being caked in mud, or by baking a cake, they have risen to the charity challenge and helped make our 20th year in business both memorable and worthwhile.
“The Macclesfield team can take great satisfaction from knowing that 2016 will be a much brighter one for many needy and disadvantaged people.”
●● Dorian Gonsalves