Run tribute to butcher Dave

May 30 2014

FAMILY of the Gloucester Road butcher, Dave Giles, have come together to raise an astounding £1,700 by running the Bristol 10k in his memory.

FAMILY of the Gloucester Road butcher, Dave Giles, have come together to raise an astounding £1,700 by running the Bristol 10k in his memory.
The money will be going towards a charity in The Gambia - a country that had a profound effect on Dave after his initial visit last year.
The much-loved butcher sadly passed away whilst on a returning holiday there in February after suffering from a heart attack.
The chosen charity, The Gambia Experience, supports the education and learning of children through school development projects.
Dave's daughter, Amy Osborne, said: "For all of us the Bristol 10k was a personal challenge. Some had personal bests to beat and others hadn't ran a 10k before - it was about completing it that mattered.
"It wasn't the ideal running conditions, it was cold, very windy and rainy. It was a very emotional morning, all of us were thinking about Dad at the start, during the run and at the finish line.
"He would have loved to have been there to share the day with us, as he had done last year."
Dave, 55, had registered for this year's event after competing in the race last year, and was determined to beat his time.
The money raised by 'Team Giles' is in addition to the £1,800 donated by friends, family and well wishers at his funeral.
Amy said: "The Gambia meant so much to our Dad and we wanted to raise money for this wonderful cause."
The Gambia Experience has said that it will match the amount that donate by the family, making it a fairly large sum of money.
The family has decided to help with building costs for a toilet block and one classroom.
Donations can still be made towards the charity at Dave Giles Butchers on Gloucester Road.

Team Giles after completing the Bristol 10k

From left to right: Lucy Kirkbright, Jack Osborne, Amy Osborne,
Lucy Burnett, Adam Giles, Chloe Giles, Emily Osborne and Nick Osborne.