Pall-Ex and Fortec host charity football match to raise money for Combat Stress and Macmillan Cancer Support
A charity football match held by Pall-Ex Group earlier this month helped raise over £2,400 to split between the two charities.
The teams from Pall-Ex and Fortec, made up of employees and members from across Pall-Ex Group’s two networks, went head-to-head at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on Sunday 4th June in front of over 200 supporters.
The match kicked off at 1:30pm, with Pall-Ex vying for the win following last year’s defeat at the iconic football ground. After an entertaining 90 minutes of football, Pall-Ex came out on top boasting a 4-3 victory over Fortec.
It was a fun-filled day for all, with Leicester City’s mascot Filbert Fox making an appearance and taking on the role of goalkeeper for the £1-a-kick penalty shootout that took place at the end of the match.
The event raised a total of £1,263 on the day, with Pall-Ex Group matching this figure bringing the total to £2,526 to ensure both charities would receive the amount raised on the day.
Pall-Ex Group have supported veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress for a number of years now, holding multiple fundraising events and donating over £40,000 to the charity since the partnership began.
Macmillan Cancer Support was chosen to receive half the funds in memory of Brian Devine, Director at Pall-Ex Logistics and well-respected colleague, who recently passed away following his battle with the disease.
Kevin Buchanan, Group CEO at Pall-Ex Group, commented: “It’s fantastic that we have been able to raise so much money for these two incredible charities, particularly to honour the memory of Brian, who was not only a valued colleague but a friend to many of us.
“It gives me immense pride that we are able to host events like this, which allow us to donate considerable funds to charities so they can continue to provide the wonderful services they offer.”