Local businesses raise thousands for local charity at football tournament

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 12 Sep 2017

Businesses from around North East Lincolnshire came together to raise thousands for St Andrew's Hospice.

Organised by ABP Humber, around 200 of its employees, stakeholders and customers put their football skills to the test at a charity tournament at the Bradley Football Development Centre in Grimsby, raising £2,400.

More than ten companies in Grimsby and the surrounding areas including North East Lincolnshire Council, Drax, Drury Engineering and Profile Security took part in the tournament, that was eventually won by the team from ABP's Humber International Terminal, with North East Lincolnshire Council as close runners-up.

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ABP’s organiser, Ashley Curnow, Humber Executive Business Officer, said: “It was a fantastic day seeing everyone coming together to support such a worthy cause and help local people with life-limiting illnesses.

“We hope to organise many more events like this to continue to give back to the community and build even stronger relationships with our customers and stakeholders.”

Rob Walsh, chief executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We’re pleased to be supporting our local Hospice once again alongside ABP. A great sum was raised for a very strong and credible local cause.”

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.

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