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Tyre Centre go bald for Pendleside

A team of mechanics swapped bald tyres for bald heads after braving a head shave for Pendleside Hospice.

Three staff members from Colne Tyre Centre - Azhar Iqbal, Matthew Eyre and Kaine Wheatcroft - were joined by friends of the team John Wright from Colne, and Randall-Scott-Riley who took part from his home in America.  

The event was part of the Bridge Street business’s fundraising drive for our Corporate Challenge, and has so far raised more than £1,500.

Matthew Eyre from Colne Tyre Centre said: “We wanted to do something different that we could all get involved in and that would help to boost our Corporate Challenge funds quickly.

“I think we all feel a bit self-conscious now and we are getting used to our heads being colder; but it’s all for a very good cause.”

Colne Tyre Centre is one of 28 businesses that have taken part in this year’s Corporate Challenge, which sees local businesses from Burnley and Pendle go head-to-head to raise vital funds for the Hospice.

Each participating company was given £50 donated by sponsor Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Burnley, which they have had to try and turn into as much money as possible between 1 June to 30 September.

Staff at Colne Tyre Centre have so far raised more than £4,000 by holding a fun day, a charity car wash and by selling sweets.

Azhar Iqbal Managing Director of Colne Tyre: “We decided to take part in the Corporate Challenge as a way of giving back to the local community. Pendleside has helped a lot of people we know, so it’s a charity close to our hearts.

“I believe in helping charities and encouraging other businesses to do the same. The Corporate Challenge has been fun and has been great for staff team building and moral; so by taking part we have not just helped Pendleside but have helped to build a stronger team.”