Firms on target with football charity event

A Kirkham construction business swapped the site for the football pitch to raise much needed funds for a Preston charity.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 9:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:51 pm
David Smith - Director at Smiths Equipment Hire Ltd, Stuart Clayton - Chief Executive at Galloways and Richard Kenworthy Managing Director at Warden Construction Limited

Warden Construction Ltd hosted their second charity football tournament in support of Galloway’s Society for the Blind raising £2,040.

Richard Kenworthy, managing director from Warden Construction said: “We have a strong emphasis on supporting excellent charities, like Galloway’s, that are local to the areas where we undertake building projects and are delighted to be able to use our contacts within business to be able to organise events such as this.

“In its second year, the tournament aimed to make a difference whilst bringing a number of our clients and suppliers together and, over the two years, we have raised £3,395.”

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Warden Construction Ltd team ahead of the firm's football tournament in aid of Galloway's Society for the Blind

This year, 16 teams entered the competition with firms including Ameon Ltd, Bowker BMW Preston, Bowker Ltd, CPL Heating & Plumbing Ltd, Danbro, The Football League, Fox Fabrications & Construction, Lustalux Ltd, Met-Excel Ltd, Performance Electrical Ltd, Skills Construction Centre, SMD Group, Smiths Equipment Hire Ltd, Tangerine Group, eThompson & Son Ltd and, of course.

Electrical company, eThompson & Son Ltd beat off strong competition winning the Champions League and Ameon Ltd won the Europa League.

Richard added: “These types of events are not possible without the support of local firms, so we would like to extend our thanks to all those who took part and, in particular, our plant and equipment supplier Smiths Equipment Hire Ltd, who were the main sponsor of the event”.

Stuart Clayton, chief executive at Galloway’s said: “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Warden Construction for their amazing efforts in raising such a fantastic amount of money towards our work, which will go a long way in helping us to make a difference to local people living with sight loss.

Warden Construction Ltd team ahead of the firm's football tournament in aid of Galloway's Society for the Blind

“We simply couldn’t continue what we do without the support from our local business community and it’s been great to see so many different companies come together for this event.”