Monday, 14 February 2011


Local property lettings specialist, Belvoir Andover, is throwing its weight behind a major fund raising push for cancer support charity, Macmillan, in 2011.

The Andover Belvoir office headed by Greg Greatbatch & Phil Pinkney on Winchester Street is amongst other offices in the national Belvoir network to pledge its support for 'We are Macmillan Cancer Support', as the charity celebrates its centenary this year.

“It‟s the first time that Belvoir has adopted a national charity and after very careful consideration, we decided to help Macmillan because of its fantastic work in supporting and improving the lives of people affected by cancer,” said Greg Greatbatch.

“Throughout the year we will be staging a series of events, promotions and other fundraising activities, both as Belvoir Andover and also in conjunction with the Macmillan Fundraising Team who stage a wide range of organised events throughout the entire country.”

“I hope that our landlord and tenant clients, suppliers and friends in our local community will join with our staff in raising as much money as we possibly can in 2011".

“Cancer affects so many people, one in three people in the UK will be diagnosed at some point in their lives and there are two million people currently living with cancer.
Macmillan is expert at providing practical, medical and financial support to cancer sufferers and their families,” he added.

Belvoir Andover director, Phil Pinkney, said that the company's charity drive will be launched with a 'Go Green Day' - Tuesday 1 February 2011.

“Towards the end of last year, Belvoir Central Office set up its own charity committee to look at ways in which as many of our offices as possible could support a charity with both a strong national and local community presence,“ said Phil.

“After extensive and thorough discussion amongst people drawn from all areas of the business, they reached the unanimous decision to back Macmillan because of the type of work it does and because its support of cancer victims, their carers, families and friends knows no bounds.

“Anyone can fall victim to cancer and when, unfortunately, some people do, Macmillan, through its years of expertise and excellent network of outreach workers and carers, helps relieve some of the emotional stresses and other practical problems.

“Every Belvoir office is at the heart of its local community and they will be reaching out to raise as much funding as possible throughout the coming year,” he added.

Gemma Shaw, fundraising manager at Macmillan said, “A huge and heartfelt thank you goes out to Belvoir for choosing Macmillan Cancer Support. The help Macmillan provides, from nurses to financial aid, is funded by generous donations from the public, so each and every penny raised through this partnership really will make a difference to those who are affected by cancer. We look forward to working with Belvoir and the Go Green day is a fantastic way to start!”

If you would like to assist Belvoir Andover Lettings with raising money for this worthy charity, please contact Greg Greatbatch from Belvoir or contact 01264 366611

Macmillan Website Article