Colleagues from across Somerset Passenger Solutions came together for the inaugural SPS Charity Football match to raise money for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Two teams of colleagues went head-to-head in the England versus Rest of the World match, which was held at Sedgemoor Campus in Bridgwater. Colleagues from departments across the organisation attended to cheer on their fellow staff members. They enjoyed a fantastic spread of delicious cakes baked by SPS Driver Kate Turner and drinks kindly donated by HOST, which raised additional donations for the charity.
After a tough match with impressive displays from some talented team members, the final score was 4-3 to England.
Thanks to the generosity and support of SPS staff, a huge £500 was raised. This will all go to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to provide essential supplies and aid to families fleeing the conflict.
Event organiser, and SPS Pastoral Lead, Mark Lee said: “Everyone involved in the event had a great time and we are all looking forward to the rematch later this year, where we can raise additional funds for the charity. I hope what we have raised so far will make a difference to the lives of those affected by the Ukraine conflict.”
Simon Cursio, Managing Director, said: “The DEC Humanitarian Appeal is a fantastic cause and it was great to see so many colleagues come along and support the event. The amount SPS colleagues have raised will go a long way to meet the needs of refugees and displaced people from Ukraine and neighbouring countries.”