By: Aimee Clifton
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Sunderland Finally Take home the Cup
The business held a charity football match on Saturday to help support the fight against cancer, in partnership with Roker Pintathlon.
Roker Pintalthlon is a pub crawl event in Roker, going ahead on 23rd June, in a bid to raise as much money as possible to support three cancer charities – Macmillan, Cancer Research and St Benedict’s Hospice.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended. Always ready to pull together, it was great to see our staff rally to help raise money for such a great cause. We’re always proud of the effort our employees make when it comes to charitable causes and Saturday’s charity match was no exception.
Being located between Newcastle and Sunderland, we pretty much have a 50 50 divide in football supporters. Although the two teams are known for their fierce rivalry, all of that was put aside on the day as our Sunderland Supporters went head to head with our Newcastle supporters in a battle to be crowned the EC Charity Match winners. It was a great day that saw the Sunderland side take the cup in a tense penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw.
Well done to Michael Young who took home man of the match!
We raised £150 in subs on the day, which the company as kindly agreed to match, and a further £200 from the raffle tickets we have purchased for the day of the Pintathlon.
Further tickets will be on sale from HR in the lead up to the event on the 23rd, which will raise more funds for the cause.
The Roker Pintathlon will take place on Saturday 23rd June from 2pm starting at the Victory Club in Roker. The event will consist of a pub crawl around five pubs in Roker, each with cheap pints, live music, raffles and other entertainment. Local businesses have been gathering raffle prizes with some very generous donations being made. Prizes up for grabs range from watches, to weekend trips away to beauty treatments. Definitely not to be missed! Find out more info here: http://bit.ly/2JlbUnC
Once again, thank you to everyone who has shown their support, and if you can extend that support by coming along to the Pintathlon on the 23rd, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know asap.