TR Team scores a hat trick in latest charity Football match for Bobby Moore Fund
A team of footballers from TR Uckfield, HQ of TR Fastenings, the global engineer, distributor and manufacturer of industrial fasteners, shot to success in a fundraising match on the 4th November for bowel cancer charity, The Bobby Moore fund. TR’s opponents were The Brickmakers Arms Blaggers.
Both teams had a fantastic first half, and despite scoring an early lead (0-1) the TR team equalised 5 mins later 1-1. The second half saw a flurry of goals, with the TR team emerging on top with an emphatic 8-3 victory!
The TR team consisted of:
- Harry Forster
- Nathan Parmar
- Scott Aley (c)
- Ross Delmon -2 goals scored
- Ben Rees-Webbe
- Tom Ballan – 1 goal scored
- Josh Jones
- Matt Johnson – 1 goal scored
- Alex Saunders – 2 goals scored
- Stuart Carlton
- Alex Hobden
- Dan Turner
- Dan Reardon
- Rob Le Cras – 2 goals scored
A golden boot was awarded to TR’s Rob Le Cras for the best goal, a thunderous volley from outside the box. Scott Aley received man of the match, voted for by both teams who agreed it was well deserved after his heroic display in the TR defence.
The charity match has boosted the money being raised by TR for the Bobby Moore Fund
to just over £1000 in 7 months.
Tom Ballan comments:
“This is a very simple and fun way to raise money for a really worthwhile cause: bowel cancer is not often talked about but the fund does amazing work to research the disease and support those fighting it. I was proud to wear my football shirt to show my support and was really grateful to my colleagues who joined in on the day.”
TR employees don football shirts for charity
On Friday 27th April, members of the TR Fastenings team at BBP in Uckfield joined colleague Tom Ballan in sporting their finest football shirts at work, in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research. The charity was set up 25 years ago after the untimely death of the football legend Bobby Moore at just 51 due to bowel cancer, and supports lifesaving research into the disease.
Tom chose to support the charity after members of his family fought and beat bowel cancer, thanks in part to the help and resources of the Bobby Moore Fund. Since the fund was set up, mortality rates have fallen by more than 30% and over £23.5 million has been raised for research. The fund holds an annual ‘Football Shirt Friday’
in April where fundraisers are asked to donate money in exchange for wearing their favourite football shirt to their place of work.
The total raised by the BBP team was just over £100, and you can still donate to Tom’s fundraising page
if you wish to contribute.
Tom comments “This is a very simple and fun way to raise money for a really worthwhile cause: bowel cancer is not often talked about but the fund does amazing work to research the disease and support those fighting it. I was proud to wear my football shirt to show my support and was really grateful to my colleagues who joined in on the day.”
Tom has a number of additional fundraising events planned for the year for the Bobby Moore fund, including an annual charity football match, which will be held in December.