Corporate Football Match Raises Funds for Local Charity
Technica scoop The Humber Challenge Cup.
A football match between Grimsby engineering firm, Technica and civil & marine engineers, GGP Consult in Hull, has raised £500 for The Artie White Foundation.
The aptly named ‘Humber Challenge Cup’ was created by Technica’s technical director, Bryan Creed, after GGP Consult’s managing director, Jim Gabbitas, threw down the sporting gauntlet late in 2013.
Explains Bryan: “We’ve been working together with GGP Consult on various national and international projects for several years and football is always one of the topics on the agenda.”
“So, we came up with the idea of the Humber Challenge Cup and started regular training to make sure we’d win the game – the South Bank versus the North Bank! We even had a special cup made to give both teams something extra to play for.”
The match took place at a wind-swept Brigg Town FC and, whilst being good spirited, was definitely competitive. Top scorer was Technica’s Sam Smith and after just 20 minutes, Technica were 4-0 up. At full time, team Technica were clear winners with the final score 10-3.
Concludes Bryan: “We had a great time and donated £500 for The Artie White Foundation, a charity that supports worthy causes in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area. Dave Boylen, ex-Grimsby Town Captain, club legend and materials & facilities co-ordinator here at Technica accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity.”
The return game is planned for 30th April at Brigg Town FC with Technica hoping to retain the Humber Challenge Cup that now has pride of place on the firm’s reception.