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Refrigeration derby match raises £1500

Employees of Foster and Williams present a cheque for £1400 to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn

UK: A football match between local refrigeration rivals Foster Refrigerator and Williams Refrigeration has so far raised nearly £1500 for charity.

The two commercial refrigeration specialists, both based in King’s Lynn, went head to head in the charity football match to raise funds for the children’s ward at a local hospital.

Following the match, which Foster won 6-1, employees from the two companies presented a cheque to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, for its Rudham Ward. A 23-bed, acute general paediatric ward plus five assessment beds, Rudham Ward caters for children up to the age of 16.

Teresa Coe, lead nurse of paediatrics at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital said: “We are very grateful that Foster Refrigerator and Williams Refrigeration decided to come together to raise money for Rudham Ward. The money donated is really appreciated and will go to great use on the Ward.” 

The two teams prepare to do battle for a good cause

Nick Bamber, head of marketing at Foster Refrigerator went on to say: “Despite the traditional English summer weather the crowds came out in force. This just goes to show how important the hospital is to our local community. We want to thank everyone who came along to cheer on the teams, as well as with everyone who has donated to this fantastic cause. And of course, Williams for a great match.”

Martin Laws, Marketing Manager at Williams Refrigeration said: “We’re so pleased with the effort and commitment our team gave and well played to the Foster squad. Even more importantly, we’re over the moon about how much money we’ve raised.  Donations have come in thick and fast, and being able to collect so much for a cause close to our hearts is a fantastic achievement – thank you everyone who got involved.”

If anyone would like to donate further they can visit the JustGiving page.

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