Jewson Northampton has raised over £600 for Help for Heroes, in a charity football match featuring employees and customers from three different branches.
The event, which took place on July 27, attracted 80 people for a 5-aside football match against Grange Park FC (who Jewson also sponsor).
The Jewson team – comprised of branch employees, local trade professionals and builders – was no match for Grange Park, but branch manager Sam Kirwan said everyone enjoyed the communal atmosphere.
“Although we were beaten 7-2 everyone remained upbeat – despite the very high temperatures. A great day overall, for a great cause!”
Help for Heroes provides a national support network for wounded soldiers and their families, giving financial assistance through generous public donations and events like Jewson’s charity match.
“We value our close relationships with our customers whilst recognising the importance of charity as an integral part of every community,” said Kirwan. “The aim of the event was to bring people together in the local area. This was a real family day out and we raised a substantial amount for Help the Heroes.”