Firm hits the back of the net in tournament for charity

A Kirkham business has raised £2,040 for charity after holding a football tournament.

Monday, 24th October 2016, 12:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:49 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.

Galloway’s, which are based in Penwortham, have to raise over £1m this year alone to continue providing a range of vital services to the increasing number of blind and partially sighted people in the community.

Richard Kenworthy, managing director from Warden Construction based on Richard Street, Kirkham, 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.

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“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.

“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”.

This year, 16 teams from local businesses participated 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, E Thompson & Son Ltd and, of course, Warden Construction.

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

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.

“It will go a long way in helping us to make a difference to people living with sight loss.

“We simply couldn’t continue what we do without the support from our local business community.”