EMPLOYEES at W R Davies Nissan — which has dealerships in Telford and Stafford — have paddled, trekked and shaved their way to raising almost £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The dealer group raised more than £1,000 by taking part — and coming third overall — at the World Coracle Championships, where teams paddle a traditional coracle boat in a relay race across the River Severn.
The team comprised W R Davies Owner and Managing Director Jonathan Davies, his son, Roary, Directors Neil Sullivan and Doug Conway, Stafford’s General Manager Craig Norton and Sales Manager Chris Powell, and Paul Harrison and Paul Ecclestone from another of the group’s franchises.
A week earlier, Chris raised more than £500 by trekking for 26 miles in 12 hours for the Peak District Mighty Hike, while his colleague, Parts Manager John Murray, “Braved the Shave” and lost his locks to raise £263.
Jonathan Davies, Managing Director of W R Davies, said: “I’d like to give my personal thanks to all the staff in the group who have supported the company’s efforts to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Each year Macmillan supports thousands of cancer sufferers and their families and we are so pleased we can do something to help.
“The W R Davies team enjoyed their best ever result this year — coming third out of 48 teams, and we hope to go two better next year and bring home the trophy.”
You can help the dealer group reach an even bigger target by donating to the Coracle team (www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wrdavieswcchampions) or to Chris’s hike (www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cpmightyhike).