Jewson's Lee Jarvis is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jewson drives for a good cause

Published:  14 March, 2014

Lee Jarvis, who works as branch manager at the Jewson Builth Wells branch, is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by challenging himself to a 690-mile car journey across Wales to visit all 38 Welsh Jewson branches.

The journey has been taking place during Jewson Charity Partnership week (Monday 10 to Friday 14 March). Mr Jarvis’ journey started by heading south east to Newport for the first part of the tour, followed by travelling along the Wales coast. He will stop at all 38 branches as he heads towards his last stop at Chirk, totalling 19 hours’ travel time.

His donations will be part of Jewson’s effort to raise £250,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support over the year.

Prior to setting off, Mr Jarvis explained: “I want to spend as much time as possible raising money for this great cause. This will also be a good opportunity for me to visit all the branches in Wales; get to meet the other managers and see how they do things. As long as I don’t get lost, the journey should be fairly easily and I can’t wait to start!”

Mr Jarvis is not alone in his fundraising. The daughter of one of his customers shaved off her hair for the charity in support of her mother – a long-term Jewson account holder – who currently has the disease. Samantha, 27, and her sister-in-law, raised more than £2,000 from the shave in Builth Well’s branch.

People can donate by going onto Mr Jarvis’ JustGiving page or by texting a donation to '70070' by using the word 'JEWS99', followed by an amount (£1, £2, £3, £5 or £10). If donating by text, the person can then follow the link on the confirmation of donation text to say that the donation can qualify for gift aid, and that they are a UK tax payer (Macmillan will then get an extra 25p for every £1 donated).

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