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Ponderosa Shred the Pounds to Raise Money for Simon on the Streets

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Ponderosa's Steve Henry and Richard Midgley presenting the cheque to Fahad Khan from Simon on the Streets

Ponderosa, a full-service brand communications agency based in Leeds, recently raised over £1,200 for Leeds based homeless charity, Simon On The Streets, with their ‘Pounds for Pounds’ campaign.

The fitness campaign saw Group MD Steve Henry and Group Planning Director Richard Midgley battle it out to see who could lose the most weight – with each lb lost resulting in £10 going to the charity.

The pair worked tirelessly to shred as much weight as possible over the gruelling 8-week-long challenge, with Richard losing nearly a stone (9lbs), but Steve took home the glory with his astonishing 22lbs weight loss.

Steve Henry Group MD at Ponderosa said: “When we moved the office to Leeds last April, and we have all noticed the number of homeless people sleeping rough in the city and thought it would be good to do our bit to make a difference.

“We worked with Simon On The Streets around 6 years ago on their Blue Plaque campaign at Christmas, so we have been aware of their amazing work and wanted to undertake some charity fundraising and thought a January fitness drive would be good for us both.

“The campaign was a great success and we are proud to support such a great charity.”

Simon on the Streets is an independent charity that offers support to West Yorkshire’s homeless community, primarily rough sleepers. The charity’s aim is to bring people leading solitary, harmful lives, with little or no vision for a better future, in from the margins of society.

Fahad Khan, from Simon on the Streets, said: “We really appreciate Ponderosa’s donation. It will really make a difference in supporting the homeless community in West Yorkshire.

“Both Steve and Richard did amazing jobs with the Pounds for Pounds challenge and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support.”