On Wednesday 21st of June 2017, the Marlowe Fire & Security Team dusted off their boots to take part in the annual One Stop Stores Charity Football Match at St George’s Park National Football Centre – the Official Training Academy to England’s National Football Team.
Now in its tenth year, the Charity Football Match brings together One Stop Team Members and a select number of their trusted first line Contractors to play against each other and raise as much money as possible for worthy causes.
This year Marlowe Fire & Security Team Members, Darron Gee, Steven Carruthers, Chris Johnson and Goal Keeper Mark Palethorpe were scouted to play in the Contractors Team, taking on the reigning champions, One Stop.
On the night, despite their best efforts and in part due to an own goal by Steven Carruthers, Marlowe Fire & Security and the other Contractors were outplayed and the One Stop Team secured a 4-3 victory.
After the final whistle, the overall winner was announced as the British Red Cross, with just under £2,000.00 being raised by the event which was held in support of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster. The tragedy has served as a poignant reminder to everyone to recognise the importance of ensuring the appropriateness of their fire life safety solutions – maintaining compliance and to value those we hold most dear.
We would like thank to our Excellent Supply Chain Partners, DVS, CSL and SmokeCloak, who all generously provided raffle prizes and supported our Team and One Stop Stores to raise a fantastic amount of money for a very worthwhile cause.