Neighbours Go the Extra Mile for Guide Dogs for the Blind


Released on: May 11, 2010, 5:30 am
Author: 0800 Repair
Industry: Non Profit

2 neighbours have got together and raised £2,500 in order to train guide dogs

Neighbours Dale Philips (42) and Clive Aitken (30) have both teamed up and together have raised an amazing £2,500 by taking part in a gruelling duathalon as part of their plans to raise money for Guide dogs for the blind. The duathalon is set to be one of many sporting challenges that the pair and team mates hope to take part in to raise some much needed money for the charity.

Dale is planning to run the London Marathon later this month as well as forming a team that will take part in a continuous 9 hour duathalon. Their destination will be a Rotherham shopping centre where they will be running on a treadmill and cycling on a standing bike just to raise the cash.

Clive, who’s business 0800 Repair are experts at washing machine and fridge freezer repairs amongst other appliance repairs has vowed to give 5 percent of every job that the company carries out until the end of April to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Clive said “I was keen for my company to get behind such a good cause and support Dale in his fundraising efforts.”

“I knew that as a team we could raise considerably more money so I’m delighted 0800 Repair has been able to get involved.”

The efforts of the two neighbours have been exceptional and together with the team, are planning on raising more money for the charity. It is great news that Clive’s company 0800 Repair are going to donate 5% of all the dishwasher repairs and other jobs undertaken are going to a great cause and Dale welcomed the support of his neighbour as well as being enthusiastic about the money they could raise;

“I am really excited about the challenges and think we can raise quite a bit more than our base figure of £1,500 if people support us.”

“I was keen to raise the money for the guide dogs because a girl in our local pub uses a guide dog. She was fantastic in helping us raise the money at a charity night last year and I really wanted to give back to a cause that helps her out”.

Thanks to all those who turned up outside the Rotherham shopping centre, Clive and Dale managed to raise £2,500.

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Co Durham
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United Kingdom

Kevin Brown



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