Posted: Fri 26th Jul 2013

Airbus soccer tournament nets £900 for Alzheimer’s Society

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 26th, 2013

Apprentices at Airbus in Broughton organised a charity five-a-side football tournament on Saturday (20 July) and more than 200 players taking part from around the plant helped to raise nearly £900 for Airbus’ charity partner in the UK, Alzheimer’s Society.

Airbus Charity Football match at Deeside Leisure Centre. Pictured: Winning Team of the John Dodd Trophy, Borussia Teeth along with event organisers Andrew Owen, Sarah-Jane Davies, Fleur O'Hagan and Daniella Hughes

Airbus Charity Football match at Deeside Leisure Centre. Pictured: Winning Team of the John Dodd Trophy, Borussia Teeth along with event organisers Andrew Owen, Sarah-Jane Davies, Fleur O’Hagan and Daniella Hughes

Higher supply chain apprentices Fleur O’Hagan, Daniella Hughes and Andrew Owen, along with their team co-ordinator Sarah-Jane Davies rallied round to organise a venue, players from Airbus and other companies working on site at Broughton, as well as a range of prizes for the event at Deeside Leisure Centre in Queensferry.

The £6 per person entry fee included a ticket for a raffle prizes ranging from a signed Arsenal shirt donated by Emirates Airline and a tour of Anfield donated by Liverpool FC. There was also an Ascot ladies polo shirt donated by American Airlines and list of other prizes donated by local businesses. 

Fleur said: “We wanted to do something which could raise money for a good cause but which would also be fun, and the five-a-side tournament fit the bill. It was a great day where just about anything went, so we had some teams with slightly more than five players, but it was all in good spirit.

“We’re very grateful to all the companies and people who donated prizes for the raffle, Deeside Leisure Centre for letting us use their football pitches and the volunteer referees for the day who applied the rules of the game so flexibly. It was a great community effort.”

Bethan Wood, Senior Regional Corporate Fundraiser said “We are delighted with the money raised from this event, and are thrilled with how well the partnership with Airbus is going. The effort that all employees are putting in to help raise much needed funds for Alzheimer’s Society is brilliant and will help us to improve the lives of people living with dementia. Thank you to everyone involved.”

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