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Leeds United legends spend day working in a builder’s merchant

Former Leeds United players, Eddie Gray and Noel Whelan, experienced life behind the trade counter of a builder’s merchant for a day in an effort to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Leeds United legends spend day working in a builder's merchant

To celebrate the launch of Gibbs & Dandy’s new Leeds branch on Elland Road, the pair worked in the branch manning the sales counter and the burger van, with customers making donations in order to be served by them.

The previous evening (Thusday 6th August) saw Gray and Whelan attend a Question of Sport style quiz at The Old Peacock pub, which was attended by around 150 of the branch’s VIP trade customers.

In total, the Leeds United heroes helped Gibbs & Dandy raise £470 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mick Towey, manager of the Leeds branch, said: “Eddie and Noel were brilliant, both at the quiz and when they were working in branch. They interacted superbly with the customers. In fact, they were so good I’d be happy to offer them full time jobs if they ever want to get into the building trade!

“While both events were a lot of fun, we’re really proud that they raised such a large sum of money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which is Gibbs & Dandy’s charity partner. Macmillan does amazing work and it’s great for us support the charity in any way we can.”

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