Ian Wedge, Gener8’s Regional Sales Director, mingled with local business people at a Barclays networking event on 22nd July, in bustling Bournemouth.
Besides being able to get his hands on the Barclays Premier League trophy in all its glory, Ian was able to meet local Bournemouth business people, including Leon Warner, a Group Leader with Utility Warehouse (www.leonwarner.com).
Leon explained all about his current fundraising efforts in aid of Lewis-Manning Hospice (www.lewis-manning.co.uk), a charity also close to Ian’s heart.
Lewis-Manning Hospice is a voluntary organisation located in Poole, that offers free specialist palliative nursing care to around 700 local people each year living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Ian says, “I really enjoyed the event and meeting Leon. It was great to shake his hand in front of the famous Barclays Premier League Trophy and to hear all about how he is fundraising. I am also excited because my team AFC Bournemouth will be contesting the Barclays Premier League trophy this coming season, alongside the likes of the current holders Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.”
Leon is looking to raise £1,000 for the charity by performing a ‘daily press up challenge’.
Starting on day one, by doing 1 push-up, Leon aims to achieve his goal by adding 1 extra push up every day. With a goal of 200 and currently on 84 push ups, Leon is set to achieve his target!
Inspired by his effort, Ian pledged £100 to Leon on behalf of Lewis-Manning, when he reaches the halfway 100 push-up mark.
Ian and the Gener8 team wish Leon the best of luck completing his challenge.
If you would like to support Leon by donating, please follow the link: www.justgiving.com/Leonpressups