When Barnsley based trade fabricator Euroglaze reached its £10K fundraising goal for Retina UK, who better to present the cheque to the sight loss charity than local footballing hero Bruce Dyer?
Bruce, who spent five years at Barnsley FC in the late 90s and early 2000s, had the distinction of being the UK’s first £1m teenager when he signed for Crystal Palace in 1994. He now spends his time coaching youngsters across Yorkshire and running his own Love Life UK motivational soccer and sports camps.
The Euroglaze team set themselves the £10K goal to mark the company’s 40th anniversary, and achieved it through a mix of raffles, fun days, cake sales, and even a virtual John O’Groats to Land’s End cycling challenge.
The sight loss charity Retina UK is especially close to everyone at the company’s heart because it helps to fund vital research into the kinds of eye diseases that caused Managing Director Martin Nettleton and his brother Simon to gradually lose their sight.
Martin said: “We carried on fundraising even during the pandemic because we knew just what an impact it was having on the income of smaller charities such as Retina UK. Nicky Park, our Sales and Customer Service Administrator, did an amazing job driving the whole effort and encouraging everyone to get involved. I’m incredibly grateful to her and to everyone who supported us – from staff to suppliers, customers and of course Bruce, and genuinely delighted to have been able to do our bit to help fund some potentially exciting new treatments.”
More info at: www.euroglaze.co.uk