Builders' Merchants News
Former Leeds United footballers join Gibbs & Dandy fundraising effort
Published:  13 August, 2015

Former Leeds United players Eddie Gray and Noel Whelan have helped Gibbs & Dandy raise £470 from Macmillan Cancer Support.

The money was raised during two events staged to celebrate the opening of the builders merchant’s new Elland Road branch in Leeds.

The first event, a Question of Sport-style quiz on 6 August at The Old Peacock pub, was attended by around 150 of the branch’s VIP trade customers.

On the following day, the pair worked in the Elland Road branch, manning the sales counter and the burger van to serve the customers who contributed a donation.

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.”

Image shows: (l-r) Eddie Gray, Mick Towey, Noel Whelan