Let­tings firm helps to raise £20k for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - BUSI­NESS SME BUSI­NESS TIPS -

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

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