People take on Stevenage FC players in charity challenge to launch builder’s merchant Gibbs and Dandy

Stevenage FC players Mark McKee, Luke Slater and Jamie Gray with Gibbs and Dandy sales director Andr

Stevenage FC players Mark McKee, Luke Slater and Jamie Gray with Gibbs and Dandy sales director Andrew Cushing and branch director Stuart Wells. Picture: PROFESSIONAL IMAGES - Credit: Professional Images/@ProfImages

People tested their football skills against Stevenage FC players last Friday at the official opening of a builder’s merchant, raising more than £250 for charity.

Sam Butterworth, of S2 Property Solutions, taking on Stevenage FC goalkeeper Brad Heaps at the openi

Sam Butterworth, of S2 Property Solutions, taking on Stevenage FC goalkeeper Brad Heaps at the opening of Gibbs and Dandy's new Stevenage store. Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages. - Credit: Professional Images/@ProfImages

The Gibbs and Dandy branch in Gunnels Wood Park in Stevenage was officially launched by the town’s MP, Stephen McPartland, after first opening in April.

People took on Stevenage FC first team players in a charity challenge, raising more than £250 for the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth.

The branch opened after Knebworth builder’s merchant, Chas Lowe and Sons, announced its closure and has safeguarded 17 jobs from the family firm.

Gibbs and Dandy sales director, Andrew Cushing, said: “Chas Lowe and Sons provided an excellent service for over 60 years, and that’s something we’re continuing in our commitment to the region.”

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland with branch director Stuart Wells.
Photo: Professional Images/@Prof

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland with branch director Stuart Wells. Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages - Credit: Professional Images/@ProfImages


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Mr McPartland said: “It’s positive to see a national business investing so significantly in the local area and the safeguarding of jobs is very much welcomed.”

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