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