A CHILDREN’S ward has netted nearly £300 as CDHT lifted the cup after a friendly football match at Chester FC’s training ground.
Family and friends watched colleagues from Chester & District Housing Trust (CDHT) play a team from Buildbase, Nantwich in a charity football match at Chester FC’s Wood Farm training ground.
CDHT won 4-0; Adam Hodgson scored two with Rich Dymond and Paul Hinks bagging the others.
Staff donated cash to play and have raised money by selling cakes, muffins, pastries and bacon butties, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Ward at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The full 90-minute game was organised by Brian Potts, Stores Manager at Buildbase.
Organiser Stella Williams, CDHT Purchasing & Performance Manager, said: “All that training certainly paid off, as the crowd were treated to a decent game.”
Brian added: “Hopefully this will be the start of many charity football games to come, as CDHT hopes to start a mini-league in which local businesses can take part and play.”
CDHT launched a new dedicated store in partnership with national builders’ merchant Buildbase in August last year. The store provides a dedicated trade counter service for the order and collection of materials for CDHT’s TrustWorks’ Maintenance Technicians, who are based at CDHT’s Octavian Centre, off Sealand Road, Chester.
Buildbase is one of the UK’s fastest growing builders’ merchants and the partnership agreement means that Buildbase manages the operation of the dedicated store for CDHT. Previously, TrustWorks’ repairs and maintenance personnel were using various local suppliers for the materials they needed.