The manager of the Robert Dyas home and garden store in The Orchard Centre, Daniel Beer, is this year again going all out to raise funds for Red Nose Day.Daniel has worked hard with colleagues in other Robert Dyas shops over the past few years in aid of the Comic Relief charity and last year raised £3,000 with a 24km trek over the Brecon Beacons, taking in some of Britain’s highest peaks on March 18 but is this year taking on an additional, even bigger challenge.

Robert Dyas has been a partner of Red Nose Day for a number of years and its stores have contributed with collections, donations and sponsorship

As well as the trek however, Daniel and the manager of the Witney store, Paul McAnuff, will paddle board the full 122-mile non tidal section of the River Thames with the aim of exceeding last year’s fundraising.

Paul has some experience of paddle boarding but Daniel, who is 30, admits that it’s a totally new venture for him and that 33-mile a day for four days will test his fitness and endurance, especially because the paddle dates are only a couple of weeks away.

The two plan to set off at 7am on March 27 and hope this will be the start time on the other three days too, March 28, March 29 and March 30 finishing about 10pm each night. They will also be camping overnight to make sure of an early start.

But Daniel is determined to succeed and has set himself a personal target to raise at least £1,000.

Joining Daniel and Paul on the Brecon Beacons trek will be managers from several other Robert Dyas stores including Swindon, Leamington Spa, Harrow and Edgware.

If anyone would like to or feels able to sponsor Daniel please go to his JustGiving page or call into the Robert Dyas shop where there are various donation cans.

All contributions gratefully received.


POSTED: 13.3.17