SR Timber teamed up with Teversal FC, the grassroots football club that it sponsors, donating all profits to the BHF. The Fun Day was held in October and was the first fundraising event for the BHF by SR Timber.
Teversal FC – which plays in the East Midlands Counties Football League – hosted a 5-a-side tournament, a hog roast and a ghost walk, finishing off with a firework display at the newly named SR Timber Arena.
Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Jordan Smith was on hand to give out medals to junior footballers taking part in the tournament, and he also helped the club to mark its centenary by unveiling a plaque.
SR Timber’s Trading Director, Shaun Revill, was delighted that the event was such a success: “The event was brilliant and everyone was a winner. Local people had a great day out, the club had plenty of people through the gates and a large sum of money was raised for a charity that is close to the hearts of everyone at SR Timber.
“In the past few years, we’ve raised money for good causes by doing some incredible things, such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and taking part in a car rally across Europe – but with our partnership with the BHF, the team felt that we should be doing things that are much closer to home.”
Organising the event was a team effort, but Shaun was keen to single out Operations Manager Steve Hill, who was instrumental in bringing the Fun Day together.
Steve said: “The thing that pleases me most was the fact that the local community came out in force to support the event – which meant we raised a decent sum of money for the BHF.”
Shaun and Steve joined Teversal FC Chairman Pete Cockerill to hand over the money to Naomi Walters, Fundraising Manager from the BHF.
Naomi Walters said: “We never cease to be amazed by the extraordinary ways businesses like SR Timber fundraise for the BHF and we’re incredibly grateful to them for raising £1,229.88 at their community event.
“We urgently need more people to join our fight for every heartbeat and help power our life saving research. That’s why we’re calling on everyone across the UK to organise their own fundraising event to help support our vital work.”