Bullets, business –and help for the heroes

Veteran Jon Hilton collects a donation to Help For Heroes from the 4NetworkingBuxton group meeting at the Buxton and High Peak Golf Club
Veteran Jon Hilton collects a donation to Help For Heroes from the 4NetworkingBuxton group meeting at the Buxton and High Peak Golf Club

Thanks to the generosity of 4Networking and numerous local Peak District businesses, Help For Heroes collected a cheque for £540.

Local hero Jon Hilton, who himself served in Iraq and now runs a business called Pulse Rate Training, accepted the cheque on behalf of Help For Heroes at the 4Networking’s business meeting at Buxton and High Peak Golf Club.

The cash was raised at the group’s Christmas party - held on July 2! - after the real one was cancelled in December because of heavy snow.

4Networking Group Leader, Jan McSkimming said, “It was a fantastic night, with people travelling from all across the Peak District, including Staffordshire, Cheshire, Manchester and Sheffield.

“Our Operations Assistant, Nigel Collins brought his popular band, Twisted Lick, to entertain us.

“But what was so heartwarming, was the generosity of so many businesses in these difficult economic times.

“They provided all of the fantastic auction and raffle prizes, as well as dipping into their pockets to win them as well! Amazing!”

Pete Clowes, Area Leader for the 4Networking network said, “This is an example of how 4Networking works.

“We encourage business members to support each other by working and collaborating together.”

Jon spoke to the group on “From Bullets to Business”, about his experiences and how 4Networking has helped turn his life around after he left the forces and set up his own business..