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Preston furniture giants compete on the pitch to raise money for sports charity

Posted on - 23rd October, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Preston News, Sport
The teams line up
The teams line up

A charity football game between two of Preston’s famous furniture companies has taken place to raise money for a local charity.

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Plumbs and Tetrad met for the match at UCLan Sports Arena on Friday 18 October.

The game was played in aid of Preston Panthers Disability Sports Club, a self-funding multi-sports club that helps children and young people with a disability get into a range of sports.

The idea was suggested by Plumbs apprentice Marcus Schofield, and the match was organised with support from North Lancs Training Group who run apprenticeship schemes with both companies.

After Plumbs took an early lead, the first half finished with the score at 3-2 to Plumbs. Three more goals in the second half came before a dramatic last-minute penalty saw Tetrad win 5-4.

One of the players takes a throw in

A spokesperson for Plumbs said: “Both our companies have a large presence in the local furniture manufacturing industry and long histories based in Preston. As Preston Panthers is a local charity, it seemed a great choice for both sides to support and fundraise for.

“Representatives from the charity kindly came out to cheer on the teams. It was an even contest with great football being played by both sides.

Representatives from Preston Panthers
Representatives from Preston Panthers were at the game

“We’re aiming to raise £750, and all support is greatly appreciated.”

Ruth Wilkie from Preston Panthers said: “Raising money for Preston Panthers DSC were a great group of men who played an excellent game of football. It was a pleasure to watch alongside their families. A wonderful afternoon.”

To donate to Plumbs and Tetrad’s fundraising, visit JustGiving.

Read more: News from local charities

What do you think of these two local companies organising this game? Were you one of the star players? Let us know in the comments below.

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