[A]s part of its local sponsorship commitment to the Cumbria Sports Awards, Sealy UK, has gifted a bed to the winner of the ‘Be Inspired’ award, Gary McKee.
The Cumbrian awards ceremony celebrates the outstanding talents, commitment and successes of sporting teams and individuals throughout Cumbria. The event also captures the dedication of volunteers who help ensure sporting success across the county.
McKee was named as the award winner on Friday 14th November, at the Low Wood Hotel in Windermere. The award is in recognition of his inspirational achievements, including running 100 marathons in 100 days and raising over £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
McKee plans to continue his fundraising attempts, and is currently preparing to run the 112-mile Fred Whitton cycling challenge in May 2018 – a charity incentive Sealy wishes to aid by providing Gary with the means to achieve a restful night’s sleep.
Sealy’s involvement comes as part of its ongoing World of Sport campaign and commitment to ‘giving back’ to its Cumbrian heritage. The bed brand has worked with a number of high profile athletes over the years to promote the intrinsic link between sleep and sporting success. Most recently, Sealy has worked with Paralympian and fellow Cumbrian, Simon Lawson, supporting Simon as he endures a season of intense training and high-profile races such as the Great North Run and London Marathon.
Holly Housby, Marketing Controller at Sealy, said: “We’re delighted to gift Gary McKee his very own Sealy bed as part of his award win. Gary’s achievements have been truly amazing, and we hope that his new Sealy bed will help him get that all-important rest needed to continue his fantastic fundraising and sporting accomplishments.”
With more than 300 employees from the local area, Sealy UK constantly strives to support the local community through their sponsorship and charity work.
To find out more about Sealy World of Sport, go to: http://www.sealy.co.uk/deeper-sleep/sealy-world-of-sport/.