Sponsored shave set to boost funds for Teesside charity

Staff at Jennings Ford in Stockton have set themselves a shaving challenge and it's all in a bid to raise money for local charity, Daisy Chain.
Staff at Jennings Ford took part in a final shave at the start of November
Staff at Jennings Ford took part in a final shave at the start of November
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Nov. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- Members of the sales team at the group’s Yarm Road dealership are nearing the end of their very own ‘Handlebar’ challenge, which entails male members of staff not shaving throughout the month of November, with the aim to raise as much cash for Stockton-based charity, Daisy Chain.

Sales executives, Paul Nixon and Jeff Hatch came up with the idea and when they approached other members of the sales team, they were more than willing to take part and do their bit for charity.

General manager, Ray Riaz, said; “Although we still have a few days to go, the team has enjoyed having a bit of fun and at the same time raised cash for charity. The overall target is to raise a total of £1000 and we have received considerable support from staff, family, customers and members of the general public.”

A total of nine sales and fleet staff taking part in the challenge underwent a very last shave at the Yarm Road dealership.

Daisy Chain Chief Executive, Matt Simpson, said: “With all the national fundraising that happens throughout November we are delighted that Jennings Ford are supporting a local charity.  The funds raised by the ‘Handlebar’ Team will directly help families affected by autism in the Tees Valley.”

This is the second time the dealership has supported the charity, having raised money in the past after taking part in the Bell Boat Race on the River Tees.

Established in 2003, Daisy Chain was set up to support families affected by Autism.  The charity provides a range of services, including support and activity groups for the whole family from the 5.5 acre farm in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees.  Autism has a huge impact on the whole family so Daisy Chain takes into account the needs of the child, parents, carers and siblings.  For more details visit http://www.daisychainproject.co.uk

For details about Jennings Ford visit http://www.jennings-ford.co.uk
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