Davidsons Homes area sales manager takes on hike in memory of late father
Long-serving Davidsons Homes area sales manager, Sarahjane Giles, has taken on the notorious Snowdon ascent. The 37-year-old from Sawley, Nottingham completed the challenge in honour of her late father, Steven Mann, who had dreams of completing the trek himself.
In November 2016, Mr Mann sadly lost his battle with cancer at the age of 57. Since, daughter, Sarahjane, has made it her mission to raise funds for the Salvation Army; a charity close to his heart. In support of this, Davidsons Homes agreed to sponsor Sarahjane’s efforts with a £250 boost.
Having trained up to four times a week at the gym since December 2017, and given up alcohol for 134 days, Sarahjane completed the mountain climb in six hours. She did so alongside best friend, Lucy Bembridge.
Commenting, Sarahjane – who has been a part of the Davidsons team for over 10 years – said: “My father had a dream of visiting Mount Snowdon with my mum one day. He unfortunately didn’t get to see this through, which is why I was so determined to take on the climb.
“He was a brilliant man, who remained in great spirits despite suffering with cancer. He always said that he didn’t want flowers at his funeral; instead, he requested donations to the Salvation Army as he was so passionate about the charity.
“My initial goal was to raise £500 towards the cause, but thanks to the great generosity of friends, family and Davidsons, I’ve managed to raise £1550 so far, and counting. I’m really thankful to have had the support of Davidsons, and really appreciate the contribution they’ve made to the cause. Having such great support from my employers has made this difficult time a little easier, and I loved every minute of the challenge.”
To support Sarahjane’s cause, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarahjane-giles.