Consultant brings in Sir Steve Redgrave to raise more than £4500

Gleeds has raised more than £4500 for BBC Sport Relief at its sporting heroes reception last week.

The event, which was hosted by consultancy firm Gleeds’ ambassador Sir Steve Redgrave, was held at London’s Cafe Royal. More than 500 Gleeds clients attended and were joined by sporting heroes including Jonathan Edwards, Fatima Whitbread and Duncan Goodhew.

The money was raised in an auction which includes items such as a pair of rowing oars signed by Sir Steve, a Chelsea shirt signed by the first team and a swimming cap signed by the Little Britain actor, David Walliams, who recently swam the English Channel. The funds raised will be used to help young people in the world’s poorest countries and vulnerable people in the UK.

Sir Steve Redgrave said: “The Gleeds event has helped raise awareness and money to try and bring an end to terrible poverty and disadvantage.

Gleeds’ senior partner, Richard Steer said: “Gleeds is very proud to have helped raise this much-needed money for Sport Relief and we hope out contribution can make a difference to the lives of some disadvantaged young people.”