Denman sponsor BarbersRide raising funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Denman Professional is very happy to announce that they have become one of the official sponsors of the BarbersRide. Each year BarbersRide organises a group motorcycle tour on a planned route to fundraise and this year their charity of choice is the Make-a-Wish Foundation and their planned route is around the coast of Ireland from 5th to 10th August. 

The ‘Make-a-Wish’ Foundation has a special place in the heart of Denman Chairman John Rainey MBE. Back in 2000 Denman sponsored a child through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, that child was James Baker, a boy suffering from a life limiting condition which causes tumours and a series of complex medical conditions. James had just one wish, which was to stay in a hotel in Belfast. John Rainey wanted to do more, so when he discovered that James had both a passion for the Belfast Giants Ice Hockey team and painting, John arranged for VIP tickets to a Giants Hockey game and coaching from two local artists too. James Baker is now 33 and has gone on to be a thriving artist as well as creating designs to decorate Denman brushes – he even has his own private box donated by the Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team to protect him from infection!

BarbersRide founder Xavier Berrell dropped by Denman HQ in Bangor with some fellow bikers to meet James and say a personal thank you to the Denman team for sponsoring. In addition Denman will be providing VIP tool kits for the riders and brushes for all the goody bags at each visiting barbershop at each stage of the ride. 

Picture: Artist James Baker (5th from left), BarbersRide Founder Xavier Berrell (6th from left).