Charity football match kicks off £50k Challenge

On Tuesday 7th May, The Dripping Pan, home of Lewes FC, the Lewes branch of Chandlers Building Supplies took on construction recruitment specialists, Foyne Jones in a charity football match, raising over £300 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, as part of the Chandlers £50k Challenge. The final score was 6-4 to Chandlers.

Emma Roberts, a keen football fan who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, was the company's mascot for the evening and proudly led the teams out onto the pitch. Emma even got to kick off the match with the players.

The Chandlers £50k Challenge is in honour of Chandlers employee Rob Sadler, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer himself, who will be having a double celebration during 2013, marking not only 30 years of Chandlers employment, but more significantly his 50th birthday. Those with Cystic Fibrosis are not expected to live beyond their 30s.

Tim Parsons, Lewes Branch Manager, commented: "I am absolutely delighted that we were able to kick things off with this football match. It was a great team bonding experience, particularly as we were raising money for such a worthwhile cause.

"On behalf of everyone at Chandlers, I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who supported us, particularly Foyne Jones. I would urge as many people as possible to get involved with the challenge throughout the year and look forward to the next event."

Peter Jones, Managing Director of Foyne Jones, commented: "It was a great event, which was superbly hosted by Lewes FC. The £50k Challenge is a brilliant venture and we were delighted to be a part of it. All the players were a credit to both companies and Foyne Jones are already looking forward to the rematch next year."

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