Last week our teams in the Regional Prime South East (RPSE) contract organised their second summer football tournament with ten teams of footballers taking part this year: Rhodar (two teams), DDR Decorators, Holiday Extras, Tesco Cheriton, 1st Royal Gurkha Rifles; 1Royal School of Military Engineering (1RSME), MKC Training Services (Brompton Barracks) and Team Touched.
The teams played in searing hot conditions as they battled through the group stages in pursuit of reaching the final which saw an exciting final match take place between Tesco Cheriton and 1RSME (from Brompton Barracks) with Tesco Cheriton snatching victory to win the overall cup.
The event was hugely supported by the resident Battalion 1st Royal Gurkha Rifles who provided the tents, chairs, tables and the generator needed to power the fridge (a very important part of the event) and 1RGR who volunteered to act as officials for the tournament. Local supply chain partners, Tivoli Ltd, also helped out throughout the day.
Around 130 people attended and for those who were not able to, a business-wide raffle was held for all staff with two prizes of an Ipad, donated by our supply chain partners BJF, and a pair of Battle Prom tickets, gifted by SSAFA, up for grabs.
1RGR Quarter Master Major Morgan Bridge added, “We were very pleased that the SSAFA football tournament was a great success and an event that was enjoyed by all. We are extremely thankful to the Amey team for spending a vast amount of time and effort setting this up and delighted that much needed funds were raised for SSAFA, who do so much for our Armed Forces and their families.”
John Riley, Operations Director RPSE, said “Our team in Folkestone did us proud and thanks to the generosity of local businesses, our supply chain partners and the hard working team on site, an amazing £6097.68 was raised for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. I was delighted to present £1,000 of this total to the local In-Service Committee SSAFA Shorncliffe, who directly support the Armed Forces community from Shorncliffe Barracks and surrounding areas.”
In 2015, we entered into a partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, and made a commitment to raise £250,000 over the five year period of our contracts. Our target currently stands at just over £220,000.
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