General manager Darren Hoyland with Harry the Hawk.

Hawks, pies and trophies

Published:  01 December, 2014

A charity day at Gibbs & Dandy’s Pudsey branch has raised more than £500 for Macmillan Cancer Research.

One of the star attractions of the day was the Rugby League Challenge Cup trophy. In keeping with the rugby league theme, also present was Harry the Hawk, mascot of the Hunslet Hawks, of which Gibbs & Dandy’s Pudsey branch recently signed up to be the sponsor.

Not only was Harry showing off the new kit, but he also brought along the Championship One trophy and the Lazenby Cup, which were both won by the Hunslet Hawks last season.

The Pudsey branch, located on Richardshaw Lane, hosted the event for its suppliers and customers. There was a series of product demonstrations by suppliers, such as Nest, Makita and Stonemarket, as well as plenty of pies available to eat.

General manager Darren Hoyland said: “It was a fantastic day. Everyone had a great time, though it’s difficult to say what was the more popular draw – the trophies or the pies!”

He added: “This branch, and Gibbs & Dandy as a whole, are passionate about supporting charities, both national and local, so we’re very pleased to have raised this money for Macmillan.”

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