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Sports teams raise money for Macmillan

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Specialist rail recruiter, Resourcing Solutions, entered two teams in Balfour Beatty’s charity sports day at Staunton Harold Hall in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.

A total of 20 teams took part in the competition which saw them pitch their skills in nine different events including wheelbarrow races, hopping and the internationally acclaimed, welly wanging. The family fundraising event was organised by Balfour Beatty to raise money for Ashby Macmillan Cancer Support. After nine events, one of the Resourcing Solutions teams made it to the knockout stage ‘Tug of War’ but lost out to one of Balfour Beatty’s teams.

Says Gareth Bone, business development manager at Resourcing Solutions, ‘We had a great family day out. Our teams came fourth and fifth overall thanks to the children who were technically a lot better than the adults particularly in hopping and skipping!’

Over £4,000 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. Jo Anne Wilson, Macmillan fundraising manager in Leicestershire, said, ‘We’re very grateful to everyone who took part in the charity sports day and helped raise such a fantastic amount. Macmillan relies on donations to fund our cancer care services. The number of people with cancer is growing every day – we want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people.’

Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical and financial support and pushes for better cancer care. For further information, visit www.macmillan.org.uk

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