You've probably already seen on the news that the co-founder of Hays travel, John Hays, died last week, whilst at work doing the job he loved. John and his wife Irene had hit the headlines last year when they stepped in to save hundreds of Thomas Cook jobs by taking on the workers and some of the premises themselves. What you may not have realised is that Hays Travel has been a club sponsor for years, funding several awards and medals, and donating towards certain events hosted by Birtley.
As a club, we'd like to offer our condolences to his wife Irene, and we'd like to draw your attention to a fundraiser that has been set up to raise funds for a charity that was set up by Hays, the Hays Travel Foundation, which was one of John's proudest achievements. If you'd like to donate, below is the link to the Gofundme page.