Carshalton man Dave Sanders has delighted his family and friends by raising tens of thousands of pounds doing everything in his life for charity.
Dave saw the potential for developing raising money when diverted on his way to work one morning. ‘I was annoyed at first, but then I saw that I could literally go the extra mile for charity. Friends and family rallied round and I was soon taking increasingly longer diversions, all for a good cause.’
Since then he has been sponsored for most of his daily activities, from walking the dog to flossing his teeth. ‘To be honest I was never a great flosser,’ he explained, ‘but knowing it’s for charity makes him go that extra molar every night’.
Sitting in his favourite armchair raising money by drinking beer while watching football, Dave said his friends had started to join in. ‘I’m delighted they want to do something worthwhile with their lives,’ he said, ‘but to be honest I find it a bit much when I keep finding their begging emails cluttering up my inbox.’