FUNDRAISERS from Broughton’s Airbus plant were on the ball to raise hundreds of pounds for a good cause on Saturday.
Workers battled it out on Hawarden High School’s AstroTurf pitch in a five-a-side football tournament.
All proceeds from the charitable event went to Diabetes UK.
Paul Bennett, charity challenge representative at Airbus, was pleased with how the day went.
He said: “It was really brilliant. We had a good day and raised about £440 and we still have a raffle to come next week.
“After the raffle, we are hoping to raise more than £500 for Diabetes UK.
“We have a charity challenge team, and I was put on to it three years ago. Last year was the first time we chose Diabetes UK and we have continued that this year.”
The tournament involved 10 teams, and for Paul the fundraiser proved even more of a success as the team he stood in goal for, West Side Mets, edged out Max’s Mob 3-2 in the final.
Paul added: “It was some game. We had had some easy matches in the run-up, but the final was our first really tough game.
“We had gone 1-0 up, then 2-1 down, but scored two goals in the last four minutes. Our team also won the tournament in 2007 and we only formed again this year to see if we could win overall – and we did.”
Airbus employees will be raising further funds for Diabetes UK via raffles and scratchcards.