Charity Rugby Match
Following the success of last year's inaugural Contractors Vs Consultants rugby match, more than 25 local companies in the construction industry, will once again take to the field in aid of a special cause.
The match is scheduled to take place on Friday 5th May, 15.30pm Kick Off, from Cambridge Rugby Union Football Club.
The concept, initiated by VINCI Construction and Bidwells, as a result of two employees socially brainstorming during an ‘Autumn International’, has been a relative success over previous years. Using their network of local colleagues, contractors, friends and “ringers”, they managed to bring together many different disciplines from the local community.
An event which includes seasoned amateurs and first-time rugby novices has provided mixed results, with both Contractors and Consultants tasting glory.
One business that has firmly embraced the charitable nature of the event is Mick George Ltd, who have three of its workforce participating, including Concrete Operations Manager, Garry Woodcock, who has in his time represented Great Britain Legends player and was a formidable part of the triumphant consultant’s side in past years.
The first match proved an overwhelming success, which helped to raise more than £4k for East Anglia's Children's Hospice, which subsequently confirmed the decision to make the event an annual one. Last year was equally as successful, with the occasion generating another £5,300 for Alzheimer's Research UK.
The chosen charity for this year is the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) association, the sole national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improving care and support for people affected by MND, as well as helping to raise funds to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Entry is just £5, with proceeds from ticket and raffle sales on the day going to MND research and helping care for those with MND in the Cambridgeshire area. All are urged to go along and show their support!! Raffle prizes will include Ipads, Wembley Tickets, Construction Tools and much more. The 2016 event saw over 200 attendee’s line the touchline, and the organisers are looking to extend that figure this time around.
Garry Woodcock, Concrete Operations Manager at Mick George Ltd commented: "It’s absolutely fantastic that the construction industry can come together for a local worthy cause. The event brought together a disparate group of construction professionals with the sole intention of raising awareness and money for charity. It’s a wonderful occasion, and one we’re glad to be involved with once again”.