Staff Football Match Raises Money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity

Timber door and window manufacturing company JELD-WEN raised £1,300 for a cancer charity at the company's first employee football tournament held recently at Sheffield Football Club (the world's oldest football club).

Over 150 staff supported or played in the tournament, with four teams - two from Melton Mowbray (stairs and windows factories), one from Penrith and one from Sheffield (door production factories) taking part.

Congratulations go to Melton Stairs, who were the overall winners of the tournament. Best team conduct went to JELD-WEN Sheffield and Man of the Match to Adam Isherwood from Melton Frames for his outstanding performance.

JELD-WEN asked its suppliers to provide raffle prizes in order to raise money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity from the day. Mike Ward, managing director of JELD-WEN, said: "This was a great opportunity to bring staff together from our different factories in an exciting day of football. We are delighted to have raised so much for such a worthy cause. We'd like to thank our suppliers for their generosity in donating raffle prizes and for all the staff who played or supported for making it such a memorable day!"

Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England. Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity supports the hospital by funding pioneering cancer research and helping to improve cancer treatments and care for patients from South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. Helen Gentle, fundraiser for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, said: "We are so grateful to everyone at JELD-WEN for this fantastic donation, it's so important to the Cancer Charity to have the support of local businesses. These funds will make a big different to our work improving the lives of cancer patients in this region."

JELD-WEN UK is one of the UK's leading manufacturers of timber doors, windows and stairs.