Two managers from the Tamworth branch of builders merchants Jewson have raised over £700 for a local hospice.
Branch manager Steve Cowles pledged to dye his hair the colour of the winning team in the ‘Jewson of Tamworth League’ after colleagues and customers pledged £1 per point to push their favourites up the table.
The winning team was Norwich City, the team Cowles supports, whose shirts are a pleasing canary yellow, although apparently Barcelona’s new pink away shirt or Blackpool’s tangerine were close runners-up.
Andrew Wallbank who is Assistant Manager at Jewson opted for a sponsored parachute jump. He made a tandem dive from more than 10,000ft, achieving a top-speed of 120mph.
Cowles said: “All the odd looks I’ll be getting over the next few days will be worth it for the money we have raised for such a good cause, and we’re very grateful to everyone who has sponsored us in our ventures over the past few months.”
The pair took on their challenges as part of the company’s nationwide ‘Together’ campaign which this year is raising money for Help for Hospices, helping local hospices and charities.