NEWS: Quids in for charity
The clash of the Durham Poundland stores ended up in a winning result for Macmillan Cancer Research with the charity football match raising £890.
The match which took place at Durham Community Business College, Ushaw Moor earlier this summer saw rivals from Poundland’s stores in the Prince Bishops and The Gates shopping centres, going head-to-head on the football field, to raise money for the charity.
Gina Robey who works in The Gates Poundland store came up with the idea. She said; “I’m always looking for new ways to raise money and after speaking to my manager, we decided to approach the Prince Bishops branch to see if they’d be interested in taking part and be up for the challenge.”
Despite the pre-match in-store training by the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre team, they shared England’s World Cup fortunes and suffered defeat at the hands of their rivals.
"We got absolutely annihilated; the final score was 11-2," said Stuart Hamblett, store manager of Poundland in Prince Bishops Shopping Centre.
“It was great fun despite the result. We are really pleased we managed to raise so much money for Macmillan Cancer Research. I’d like to thank everyone who came along to watch the match and who made a donation for this great cause.”