A SUFFOLK charity has received a £200 donation thanks to the generosity of a local business.
Andy Wilding of Globex Freight Management Ltd sponsored the fees of the match officials at the Suffolk Champions Charity Cup and Shield matches played last week.
The match officials in turn selected which charity would benefit, with both opting for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.
Suffolk FA Workforce Development Manager Alan Dale said: “I am really grateful to Andy and Globex Freight Management for their generous donation to St Elizabeth Hospice on behalf of the match officials for the two inaugural Suffolk Charity competitions.
“The match officials were able to choose their chosen charity and my thanks to the two teams of officials for donating their time to support the competitions.”
The match officials are pictured above at the Suffolk Champions Charity Shield between Stowupland Falcons and Bramford United at Needham Market FC They are (left to right) Peter Biggs, Alistair Shemmings, Alex Shipp and Martin Avis. The officials for the Suffolk Champions Charity Cup between Needham Market and Lakenheath at Bury Town FC are pictured in the main photograph. They are (left to right) Ryan Sleet, Brad Mingay, Andy Wilding of Globex Freight Management Ltd, Chay Hathway and Andy Gray. Photographs: Paul Voller
The four competing teams each selected a charity to support, with the purchase price of tickets going directly to each club’s chosen charity.
In the Suffolk Champions Charity Cup Needham Market chose Cardiac Risk in the Young and Lakenheath, who they defeated 3-1, selected Dementia UK.
Suffolk Mind was the choice of Bramford United and Stowupland Falcons, who they beat 5-0, opted for Stowmarket Foodbank.