Jewson scores fundraising goal in charity football match

written by Blog Team June 6, 2017
Jewson scores fundraising goal in charity football match

They shoot… they score a huge £1,360 goal for Barnardo’s!

We donned our shorts and football boots on Tuesday 9th May to take part in our charity football match at The Laithwaite Community Stadium – the home of Woking FC.

Employees, customers and suppliers from local Jewson branches joined forces to create two teams – Farnham and Reading – with professional players from Woking FC also taking part. Scott Steele made a guest appearance on the Farnham side, while former player, Gary McDonald, played for Reading.

On the night, Farnham proved to be the stronger side and secured a 5-4 win over Reading. Food, drink and entertainment was provided throughout the match, as well as a charity raffle complete with prizes that had been donated by Jewson suppliers.

Arron Whiteley, Branch Manager at Jewson Bracknell, commented: “Like Barnardo’s, Jewson is passionate about giving young people the best chance in life, so we’re proud to have raised more than £1,000 for the charity.

“Even though my team ended up being beaten by Farnham, it was still great fun to get together and have a kickabout while raising money for a worthy cause. I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the game or came out to show their support.”

Elliot Machin, Sales and Marketing Executive at Woking FC, commented: “We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to support Jewson and the match. It’s a shame Gary wasn’t on the winning team, but we do hope that this will be the first of many successful fundraising events together.”

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