Cement mixer game hits the spot for fundraiser

Visitors had the chance to win a football shirt of their choice by scoring a goal into a cement mixer and raising money for Jo's Cervical Trust at Elliott's Tool Centre
Visitors had the chance to win a football shirt of their choice by scoring a goal into a cement mixer and raising money for Jo's Cervical Trust at Elliott's Tool Centre
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SHOPPERS at a builders’ merchant raised money for charity – by scoring goals into a cement mixer.

The event was held at Elliott’s Tool Centre, at The Pompey Centre, in Dickinson Road, as part of the Scruffs Masters at Work. Masters of Workwear UK tour.

Visitors were invited to try their hand at the Top of Your Game football challenge, where tradespeople were given the chance to score a goal into a cement mixer.

For each ball booted into the mixer, workwear brand Scruffs made a donation to the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – a charity that helps women with cervical cancer.

Store manager Bob Smith said: ‘When it was announced that Scruffs had selected us as one of only 15 super dealers across the UK, we wanted to make sure that we celebrated a place in the community with an event that raised much-needed cash for a cause close to our hearts.

‘We chose for our donations to go to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust as it does a very important job supporting women locally and across the country.’

Dan Young, an apprentice at the store, who lives in Waterlooville, said: ‘It was a really great day. It was really busy.

‘There were lots of new faces in the store, which was great to see.

‘We try and do several of these type of events each year with different suppliers for different causes. This is the second time Scruffs has been here and it has always been a success, although only one customer called Bart managed to get the ball into the goal so we have to wait to find out if he has won.’

The total raised was £175.

As well as winning football shirts, boots and vouchers, the person who scored the most goals on the day is also be up for the title of ultimate tour champion, who will receive £1,000 in cash, with the runners-up receiving a 50-inch screen TV and £250 worth of Scruffs vouchers.

The Masters at Work. Masters of Workwear tour is travelling the UK from Inverness to Portsmouth.

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