Its crunch time for two rival concrete companies.
They are preparing to clash, but it’s for a good cause – in a charity football match at Rotherham’s New York Stadium on Sunday 19th May for a 6.15pm kick-off.
Organisers Right-Mix, of Coleford Road, Sheffield, staged a similar event at Bramall Lane last year against local Sunday league team, Sheffield Legends, run by one of its employees, and raised £6927.53 for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.
This year, their team have decided to do battle with one of the company’s biggest local rivals, CEMEX Yorkshire – and the aim is to raise thousands for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, who each year support around 300 children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses; and their families.
The Right-Mix squad includes the general manager, Nick Oxley-Roy and Matt Latter. CEMEX representatives include Dom Burke and James Armstrong, as well as employees from across their branches.
Said Tom Bradshaw of Right-Mix: “Our charity football event began from light-hearted banter, but when we realised how much we could raise for a local charity, we decided we should try to make it an annual event.
“We chose to support Bluebell Wood as we would like to donate to a charity that is close to home. Last year’s game drew a crowd of over 100 and we expect this year, with CEMEX involved, there will be far more.”
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Corporate Fundraiser, Matt Sheridan, added: “We’re thrilled that Right-Mix and CEMEX have decided to battle it out on the pitch to raise money for Bluebell Wood. Every day we need to raise over £11,000 to keep our doors open for local children and families, and this just wouldn’t be possible without the support of our corporate partners.”
Anyone wanting to donate to the event or buy a ticket can visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rightmix-cemex.