Screwfix employees host a football tournament to raise money for charity
A number of employees from 21 Screwfix stores across the South East have teamed up to host and take part in a five-a-side football tournament to raise money for The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need.
The team held the event at Bromley Grenn FC, Ashford. The tournament was a full day event organised with all community individuals in mind, featuring a ‘how many can you score’ competition and a raffle with prizes including a mini camcorder and mini iPod shuffle. The tournament itself saw the 21 Screwfix stores pitched against one another in a battle to win the coveted golden boot and golden glove tournament trophy – and to avoid the wooden spoon!
The team raised an impressive £1,200 for The Screwfix Foundation, with a portion of the money being match funded by Screwfix, bringing the total to a notable £1,800.
Graeme Dagg, Assistant Manager of the Screwfix store in Ashford and tournament organiser comments: “It was fantastic to see the team pull together and compete on the pitch for a good cause. There was a competitive atmosphere on the pitch and we saw some fantastic goals being scores! I think everyone enjoyed the day, and what a great way to raise money and awareness for The Screwfix Foundation.”
The Screwfix Foundation launched in 2013 and donates much needed funding to help a variety of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness or disability.
John Mewett, trustee of The Screwfix Foundation said: “The Screwfix Foundation relies on the money raised by fundraising events across the country in and around our Screwfix stores. We’re delighted that colleagues in so many of our stores in the south have rallied behind the charity by doing this fantastic activity to raise money which we will then donate to our well deserving national and local charity partners.”
Relevant projects in and around Dorset and Hampshire are invited to apply online for a share of the funding at screwfixfoundation.com.