A TROPHY was raised aloft by Chester's housing trust staff as £400 was raised for charity at the Deva Stadium.
Chester & District Housing Trust (CDHT) lifted the cup following a friendly football match at Chester FC’s ground.
Family and friends watched CDHT colleagues beat a team from Nantwich Buildbase 5-2 in a hard-fought game.
Colleagues and family do nated money to play and to wa tch the game, with all proceeds going to Claire House Children’s Hospice.
Phil Jones, CDHT director of property services, managed the CDHT team.
Phil said: “All the training certainly paid off, as the crowd were treated to a competitive game.
“Thanks go to Chester FC for supporting the event in allowing us to use their fantastic facilities.
“Many of the players had never played at a stadium on a proper pitch, so it was an honour.
“Thanks to everyone for supporting this fun event; the supporters, the players and match officials, who volunteered their time, helping to raise money for this great cause.”
The game was organised by Brian Potts, stores manager at Buildbase.
He said: “This is the second annual charity football game. We hope to arrange some matches in the near future in which local businesses and interested teams can take part and play.”
CDHT launched a new dedicated store in partnership with national builders’ merchant Buildbase in August 2008. 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 manages the operation of the dedicated store for CDHT.