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Jewson drives donations for charity

A branch manager at the Builth Wells branch of builders merchant Jewson is to drive 690 miles across Wales in aid of charity.

Jewson drives donations for charity

Lee Jarvis is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by challenging himself to the 690-mile car journey across Wales to visit all 38 Welsh Jewson branches.

The journey is taking place this week – Jewson Charity Partnership week – from Monday 10th to Friday 15th March. Jarvis will head South East to Newport for the first part of the 230 mile a day tour, then along the stunning Wales coast. He will stop at all 38 branches as he heads towards his last stop Chirk, totalling 19 hours travel time over three days.

His donations will be a part of Jewson’s aim to raise £250,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support over the year.

Jarvis has worked at Jewson for 19 years, and only ever seen half of the branches in Wales. A few of his colleagues have been affected by cancer so he wanted to help in any way that he could by raising money for Macmillan.

In addition, the daughter of one of Jarvis’ customers shaved off her hair for the charity in support of her mum, a long-term Jewson account holder, who currently has the disease. Samantha, 27, and her sister-in-law raised more than £2,000 from the shave in Builth Well’s branch.

People can kindly donate by going onto Lee’s JustGiving http://www.justgiving.com/jewsontourofwalesbranches page or by texting a donation to “70070” by using the word “JEWS99” followed by amount (£1, £2, £3, £5 or £10). It is important if donating by text that the person follows the link on the confirmation of donation text that follows immediately. This is to say that donation can qualify for gift aid and that they are a UK tax payer (Macmillan will then get an extra 25p in every £1 donated).

There will also be updates on Jarvis’s progress on the Jewson Builth Wells Facebook page – www.facebook.com/jewsonbuilthwells and Twitter page – www.twitter.com/jewsonbuilth.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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