Danny's our champion!

Danny Clews has run more than 2,500 miles for causes close to his heart
Danny Clews has run more than 2,500 miles for causes close to his heart

A colleague from our Teesside Beam Mill (TBM) who has run over 2,500 miles and raised more than £4,000 for charities is the latest recipient of one of our Community Champion awards.

When Area Manufacturing Manager Danny Clews started running in 2013, taking on one sponsored event wasn’t enough for him. He’s since completed multiple events and racked up thousands of pounds for charities, including Mind and Dementia Concern.

Danny recently took on the London Marathon for the second time and will attempt his fifth Great North Run this year. In recognition of his dedication during the last 5 years, Danny’s been awarded a £200 Community Champion Award for his London Marathon charity, Dementia Concern.

“Danny has consistently dedicated himself to raising a substantial amount of money for great causes over a significant period of time,” said Plant Manager TBM Andy Williams.

“He’s trained tirelessly, despite a demanding role at work, and this award is just a small gesture of our appreciation for the valuable contribution he’s making to critical causes in our community.”

Community Champion awards give British Steel employees who volunteer in the community an opportunity to apply for up to £200 to support their organisation. They’re also open to colleagues who’ve undertaken more than 4 sponsorship activities, or any fundraising activities on behalf of our Community Partners Lindsey Lodge Hospice and the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Danny said: “It’s very humbling to receive this Community Champion Award for Dementia Concern. To be recognised for your hard work by the company you work for reminds you that you’re working for a good business with strong values.”

If you’d like to support Danny’s London Marathon fundraising, visit his fundraising page here.