VOL­UN­TEER OF THE WEEK

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PHYS-CAP, LEEDS

The 48-year-old is a sales man­ager for a lug­gage dis­trib­u­tor. He vol­un­teers as a fundrais­ing of­fi­cer for lo­cal chil­dren’s char­ity Phys-Cap which pur­chases spe­cial­ist equip­ment for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties

Why Phys-Cap? I came into the group by chance. In 2000 I was re­quested to put my foot­ball ref­er­ee­ing skills to good use at the char­ity’s an­nual five-a-side foot­ball tour­na­ment. It was a suc­cess and I was touched by the amaz­ing work the char­ity did to help the chil­dren.

What does your vol­un­teer­ing in­volve? Soon af­ter the ref­er­ee­ing I was given the role of fundrais­ing of­fi­cer and I sug­gested ex­tend­ing fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. To­gether with col­league Andrew Reynolds we got PhysCap to be the of­fi­cial char­ity of the Leeds Half Marathon in 2006 and 2007 and later on the Great York­shire Bike Ride. These events raised £100,000 for Phys-Cap.

PHOTO: JOHN FISHER

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