05.05.2016 - Construction industry unites in 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, once again took to the field for another charity event with a difference.

The charity game took place at the Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club and raised in excess of £5,300 for Alzheimer's Research UK, which is locally based at Granta Park.

The concept, initiated by VINCI Construction and Bidwells saw over 200 attendee’s line the touchline to watch 50 players battle it out on the field, in a game which included seasoned amateurs and first-time rugby novices.

Jessica Hiscocks, Regional Fundraising Officer from Alzheimer's Research said: "We are hugely grateful to Bidwells, VINCI Construction UK and all who contributed to such a fantastic rugby match in aid of Alzheimer’s Research. The money raised will help to bring our scientists closer to finding treatments that will change the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. There are 850,000 people across the UK living with dementia today, including more than 8,000 in Cambridgeshire. Research has the power to defeat dementia and Alzheimer’s Research UK is leading the charge.’’

Although the charity was the real winner on the day, the final score was: Contractors 7 - Consultants 17. Local business Mick George Ltd took part in the event with former Great Britain Legends player, Garry Woodcock (Concrete Operations Manager) forming a formidable part of the successful consultant’s side. The business also provided a prize used in the raffle which helped generate additional funds for the charity.

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 Alzheimer’s Research UK. It was a wonderful occasion, and one I’m sure we will all be looking forward to in the future”

You can still show your support for Alzheimer's Research UK and this great event by donating on-line at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/rugby2016

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