Belvoir Lettings Marketing Manager Reena Patel and Sales Executive Sarah Wood have successfully completed a 12,000 foot sponsored skydive for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The courageous duo conquered their fears and raised over £1,100 for charity with money still coming in.

Belvoir Lettings is recognised as one of the largest specialist lettings agency franchises in the UK, with 140+ franchises nationwide and aims to have 200 franchises in the next three years

“I hate heights and was absolutely terrified,” admits Patel. “We were strapped to professional divers and were free falling for about 45 seconds before the parachute opened, which was beyond frightening. I tried to scream but no sound came out!” Wood describes the experience as “absolutely awesome”.

Belvoir CEO, Dorian Gonsalves said: “Everyone in the Belvoir network congratulates Reena and Sarah for their fantastic efforts, which have brought Belvoir’s charity total for two years £24,500. “Macmillan is an amazing charity, providing so much help and support to cancer victims, carers, families and friends and I am delighted that Belvoir franchise owners and staff have risen to our fundraising challenge. For the past two years they have undertaken a wide range of charity events, including marathons, sponsored bike rides, charity golf competitions and generously matching landlord contributions on a pound for pound basis. This achievement is even more remarkable when you consider that many Belvoir offices also support charities in their local community. I am very pleased to announce that the network has voted to continue supporting Macmillan throughout 2013.”

Belvoir was founded in February 1995 by Mike and Stephanie Goddard. Its central office is in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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