Coventry City manager Steven Pressley turned referee to help raise funds for Grace last Friday.
Left to right: Steven Pressley, Edward Hudson (Deeley Construction), Nick Higgs (Travis Perkins), Andrew Coe (Grace Research Fund) – with Sky Blue Sam.
Local firms Deeley Construction and Travis Perkins staged a football match at North Leamington School helping to raise money for the Grade Research Fund.
Pressley, who lives locally, came along to watch the Deeley and Travis Perkins in action and blew the first whistle to get the game underway.
He said: “We have been associated with the Grace Research Fund throughout the season and it has been great to help out a local charity which undertakes such valuable work.
“The two teams played the game in what only can be described as atrocious conditions, it was just a constant downpour but they battled on. I am not sure Sky Blue Sam has dried out yet!"
The game was organised by Edward Hudson, business development co-ordinator at Deeley Construction.
He said: “We have supported Grace Research Fund over many years and when we worked with Travis Perkins on their new base at Queensway in Leamington, we thought it would be good to take them on at football raising money for our chosen charities.
“Their company charity is the Breast Cancer Campaign, so both good causes benefited. We were really pleased that Steven came along – it was a very wet night and the day before the Wolves game, so we really appreciate his involvement.”
Deeley Construction hopes to raise around £750 from the game for Grace Research Fund & we'll let you know the final total once all monies have been collected.
- You can add your gift at http://www.justgiving.com/Deeley-vs-Travis-Perkins-Football-Match
Deeley Construction is a long standing supporter of the Grace Research Fund and we are very grateful for their ongoing generosity.