Posted on 30 Sep 2009
Pedal power paid off for a member of staff at Jennings Ford who raised hundreds of pounds for a local Centre which is very close to his heart.
Following a strict training regime combined with a healthy diet has paid off for Tony Wilson, 35, from Hartlepool, who raised more than £450 for the patients at Stockton Dialysis Centre, based at North Tees Hospital.
The money raised was as a result of successfully completing an arduous 62-mile bike ride.
Tony, who works at Jennings Ford’s Yarm Road branch as aftermarket development co-ordinator, chose the Dialysis Centre because his father, Mike Wilson, from Billingham, has to attend the centre for treatment three times per week and is waiting for a suitable donor match in order to undergo a kidney transplant.
“I knew I wanted to raise money for the centre, so it was a case of focusing all my energy on training and preparing for the bike ride,” said Tony.
As a result of successfully completing the event, already Tony is planning to take part in a similar event next year and is also aiming to take part in a Triathlon with a work colleague.
Tony added; “It was hard work, but worth every minute and every mile.”
Determined to raise more cash for the Dialysis Centre, Tony is currently following another strict training regime, which entails attending a local gym prior to starting work, in addition to work-outs every lunch time.
Tony went on to say; “It’s a great way to keep fit and raise money for a very worthy cause and one that’s very close to my heart.”
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