• March 2016

How We’ve Been Raising Money for Sport Relief
 Sport Relief 2016 is here and this year at Robert Dyas HQ we’ve been busy helping to raise money for this great cause. With everything from football matches and personal training sessions to curling, quizzes and selling our famous Sport Relief pens, here’s a little breakdown of what we’ve been getting up to…First up was a bit of cycling fun – where 18 of our stores got involved to cycle as far as they could in 6 hours. We set up bike machines in shopping centres across the south east and shook our buckets to raise some money for their valiant efforts.

Next we gathered up some of our very own Beckham and Ronaldo wannabes to go head to head against Ryman in an 11-a-side football match. And of course, the team did us proud – winning 5-3 to bring home the trophy and raise an impressive £1362.

Four of our seaside towns also got involved in a District 1 Goes Insane personal training session. Store staff and managers were jumping, lifting and squatting in four different personal training sessions throughout the day, raising an almighty £2283.

Spontex also joined us in a few days of Olympic-worthy curling in Woking, Redhill and Crawley. We set up the Urban Curling stadium in the shopping centres and got the public competing for title of Curling Champion 2016.

We’ve also have to offer huge congratulations to The Fan Dance team from Witney, who packed up their trekking gear and donned their walking boots in a 24km walk over the highest peaks of the Brecon Beacons. It’s a challenge used by the SAS to test fitness and navigation, so we think their incredible £2198 raised is very well deserved.

And of course, no fundraising effort would be complete without a couple of pub quizzes, bake sales and fancy dress days. So we’ve been taking over local pubs, whipping up some football cakes and digging out our sports gear all in an effort to raise as much money as possible.

As well as all these exciting activities, plus so many more, we’ve sold over 100,000 of our Sport Relief Pens in stores and online to keep the numbers rolling. And so far to date we’ve raised a combined total of over £97,000.

Great work team!