Members of staff from Exyte Hargreaves (a BECBC member) recently took part in a charity football tournament organised by fellow Bury business, William Hare Limited.
The event took place on Saturday 18 May 2019 at Bury College’s Play Football facilities, to raise funds for Ocumel UK, a charity run by and supporting eye cancer patients, and Make A Wish Foundation, a charity who make life changing wishes come true for children with critical illnesses.
Exyte Hargreaves fielded two teams in the tournament, each progressing against teams put forward by other local businesses, and down different sides of the draw. Hargreaves Team A beat Hargreaves Team B in the first of the knockout stages, eventually reaching the semi-finals and subsequently the runners up final, where they lost but gained 4th place in the overall tournament.
The event was well organised by William Hare, with 8 teams overall taking part. A total of around £400 was raised for the charities. Exyte Hargreaves Project Engineer Jeff Newman comments, “It was great to have colleagues from both the factory and the offices put themselves forward and participate in an event for 2 very worthy causes. Everyone got to play all the games and although tiring towards the end, we all had a worthwhile time and enjoyed it”
To find out more or to make a donation to either Ocumel UK or Make A Wish Foundation, please visit their respective websites at https://www.ocumeluk.org and https://www.make-a-wish.org.uk