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Charity benefits from Meadow match

26 June 2013

Salop Leisure and Greenhous raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Two leading Shrewsbury companies have raised more than £2,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support by playing a charity football match at the Greenhous Meadow.

Each player from award winning caravan dealership Salop Leisure and leading car and commercial dealerships Greenhous Group were set a target of raising £50 to play on Shrewsbury Town’s hallowed turf.

The match ended in a 3-2 victory for Salop Leisure, who scored through Steve Jones (2) and Tom Hancock. Greenhous replied through Paul Smith and Andrew Burgess.

Supporters paid a £1 entrance fee, which gave them entry to a prize draw. 
 
Prizes included the hire of a Vauxhall Adam for a weekend, which was won by Mr Holding from Shrewsbury and a weekend break at a five star caravan holiday home park, which was won by Elizabeth Rowley from Hadley, Telford, who also won a football signed by the Shrewsbury Town players.

Both companies said it was an enjoyable match, which was played in a good spirit and raised a significant amount of money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which was boosted by a £500 donation by Shrewsbury Town Football Club chairman Roland Wycherley.

“Salop Leisure and the Greenhous Group are two of the oldest and most respected companies in Shrewsbury who have always been committed to supporting the community in which they are based,” said Salop Leisure’s chairman Tony Bywater. 

“The match was a great opportunity for players from both companies to play at one of the best stadiums in the npower League One and we are delighted with the sum raised on the night for a very deserving charity.” 

Dave Sullivan, director and general manager at Greenhous, said the match was a great way to combine fundraising with building team morale.

“The match was a great opportunity to bring two companies together outside of the work environment to have some fun and raise money for a good cause,” he added.

PICTURED: Greenhous Group joint chief executive Derek Passant (left), Salop Leisure chairman Tony Bywater (right) and Shrewsbury Town Football Club chairman Roland Wycherley present the cheque to Helen Knight, Macmillan Cancer Support’s fundraising manager in Shropshire.


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