COMPANY boss David Elliott is a real diamond geezer!
The owner and founder of Shepley-based camper van conversion specialist Wellhouse Leisure is already undertaking a muscle-cramping 12 marathons in just six months – in a bid to raise at least £20,000 for children’s charity Dreams Come True.
Now he has organised a charity ball on a James Bond theme to swell the charity coffers further.
The Diamonds are Forever event, which will take place on September 30 at Bagden Hall, Scissett, will include a charity auction for lots including a tour of the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon, Warwickshire, boxing training sessions, a trip to the Bentley works at Crewe and a two-week stay in New Zealand.
A clutch of Aston Martin cars will greet guests arriving at the venue while speakers will include local businessman Jonathan Hick, a star of Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire. Entertainment will be provided by Ian Donaghy, who will also compere the event and act as auctioneer.
David will be ready for a rest by the end of the evening. By the time of the charity ball he will have already run eight marathons in locations as far apart as Edinburgh, Belfast, London, Cornwall, Northumberland and the South Downs. Before the end of the year he will also have tackled marathons in Mablethorpe, Chester – and Japan.
David was bitten by the running bug when he took part in the 2007 London Marathon and raised £4,000 in aid of Wellchild. He ran again in 2008 when he netted £2,500 for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and in 2010 when a pledge to match sponsorship ended up costing him £3,000 of his own money!
Dreams Come True is a charity providing special treats for terminally ill and seriously ill children.
For details of the charity ball, contact Wellhouse Leisure Ltd, Unit B, Sovereign Business Park, Barnsley Road, Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8BL. To donate online go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Astonchap