Posted: 12 September 2017
2017 marks the 3rd year of our charity partnership with Rays of Sunshine, during this time we have taken on a range of challenges to raise funds including a triathalon, walking the 3 peaks, charity boxing, pulling removal trucks single handed and much more.
Switching things up our Regional Manager Simon Fothergill decided to take on a rather unique challenge rather than another sporting event. Normally clean shaven Simon had acquired some rather fashionable stubble during his skiing trip earlier this year. Taking advantage of this new found facial hair Simon struck on a fundraising idea.
He committed to grow his beard for 8 months. Once it was long enough he then put his beard up for auction!
Simon selected 11 options for people to choose from including ‘The Jack Sparrow’, ‘Rainbow Beard’, ‘The Dodge Ball’ and ‘The Hulk’ .For every £1 donated contributors were allocated one vote to cast as they wished.
Needless to say Storage King staff and suppliers as well as friends and family were keen to get in on the action to ensure Simon was given his least preferable choice………The Dodge Ball.
The people spoke and they won, Dodge Ball was the outright winner, raising a spectacular £645 for Rays of Sunshine
Robin Greenwood CEO ‘We were all delighted to see Simon sporting his Dodge Ball look, a great fun way to raise money for a brilliant charity, so retro’