£220 raised during Lewes football tournament
Lewes Bonfire Societies' Cup Day raised a fantastic £220 for our charity appeal, the Chandlers £50k Challenge, on Sunday 11th May. The collection was organised by 'The Rookettes' – Lewes Ladies football team.
The 7-aside football tournament took place at the home of Lewes FC, The Dripping Pan, and featured teams from all seven Bonfire Societies of Lewes as well as the Newick Bonfire Society.
Richard Skinner, Commercial Director at Chandlers Building Supplies, commented, "We're delighted that Lewes Bonfire Societies were able to raise £220 and we would like to thank them for supporting the Chandlers £50k Challenge, it is very much appreciated."
Carol Joy, Commercial Manager of Lewes Ladies FC, added, "The players wanted to thank Emma Roberts, their mascot and a top fan, for all her support, and this seemed the right opportunity. She is 12 years old and a CF sufferer, but knows how to cheer her team on! It is great that we can add our donation to the Chandlers' £50K Challenge to help reach the target."
The Chandlers £50k Challenge is aiming to raise £50,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in honour of Chandlers' employee Rob Sadler, a Cystic Fibrosis himself. Rob not only marked 30 years of Chandlers' employment last year, but more significantly turned 50 in December; those with Cystic Fibrosis are not expected to live beyond their 30s.