SALES MANAGER RAISES MONEY FOR CHARITY WITH SIT-A-THON AT CHESTERFIELD FC’S STADIUM

Nov 8, 2016

A Mitsubishi sales manager from Chesterfield has raised more than £500 for Ashgate Hospicecare with sit-a-thon at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium.

Daniel Wheeldon organised a team of eight fellow fundraisers who sat on every one of the 10,600 seats in the ground in the fundraising stunt, which he decided to take on after turning 40 in June.

The father-of-two, who works at Gilder Mitsubishi in Tapton Lock, said: “When I first thought up the challenge I didn’t realise how tough it would be but I’m delighted to have done it and I’m really pleased so many people joined in and took part with me. It’s great that we have raised this money for such a fantastic cause.”  

Gilder Mitsubishi has been an on-going supporter of the hospice. The dealership has lent the charity vehicles and staff have raised thousands of pounds through various fundraisers.

Alison Ward-Foster, fundraising manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “The generosity of Gilder Mitsubishi is absolutely fantastic and we were delighted when Daniel decided to take on this challenge to raise money for hospice care. The money raised will make a big difference to patients and their families.”

Ashgate Hospicecare, an independent registered charity, provides care to over 2,000 patients across North Derbyshire a year at its hospice, in the community and at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. As all of its services are free to those with life-limiting illness, the charity relies on the generosity of the local community to maintain its exemplary level of service.

There’s still time to sponsor Daniel. Go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sit-A-Thon

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Photo caption: Daniel Wheeldon, sales manager at Gilder Mitsubishi, and Nic Crossley, of Crossley Fitness

Photo caption: Daniel Wheeldon, sales manager at Gilder Mitsubishi, and Nic Crossley, of Crossley Fitness

Photo caption: Daniel Wheeldon, fourth from left, with others who took part in the fundraiser

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