Fundraising is a big part of life at Pendragon, and we are proud to have supported one of our Dealer Principals to raise over £1,500 for Cancer Research.
Choosing to support the charity in memory of his late grandmother, Wayne, Dealer Prinicpal at Evans Halshaw Peugeot Doncaster, has taken part in the Great North Run half marathon, as well as training for an Ultra White Collar Boxing match.
Ultra White Collar Boxing sees complete beginners undertake eight weeks of gruelling training before facing a competitor of similar experience and weight, all whist raising for charity.
Wayne has raised £1,580 through the two events, which has been donated to Cancer Research UK. Both events were in memory of his Grandma, who passed away due to bowel cancer when Wayne was 16.
"She was a brave woman who was a real inspiration to me, and that was the first time in my life that I had observed or seen anyone fight this horrible disease. She underwent an operation to fight the disease, but six months later it came back, affecting her major organs and she unfortunately passed away in a two-week period. I did both the Great North Run and Ultra White Collar Boxing in her memory."
The two fundraising efforts also had an additional benefit for Wayne - his challenging training regime saw his weight drop from 17 stone to 14 and a half stone.
After celebrating the end of 2017 on a high, Wayne has opted in to run the Great North Run for a second year in 2018 with his wife.