A BUILDING society in Portsmouth held a football-themed fundraiser which was backed by football pundit Chris Kamara.
Yorkshire Building Society’s branch on Commerical Road raised £173.70 for Marie Curie, for which ex-Pompey player Kamara is an ambassador.
The event was on July 1 and customers and staff enjoyed football-themed cakes and a football sweepstake competition.
Every £20 raised will help fund one hour of Marie Curie nursing care. Yorkshire Building Society hopes to raise £1m through the Hour of Need appeal by the end of the year.
Emma Palmer, manager of the Portsmouth branch, said: ‘We’re so proud that customers in Portsmouth have helped us raise enough money to fund almost nine hours of Marie Curie nursing care.
‘The Hour of Need campaign is having a real impact on terminally ill people and their families and we will continue to raise even more money throughout the rest of the year.”
Chris Kamara, said: ‘There has been some unbelievable fundraising happening for Marie Curie, thanks to the Society’s Hour of Need campaign.
‘Customers and colleagues from around the country have so far helped to raise a fantastic £900,000 and with continued support, we can help them on their way to reaching their £1m goal.’ To donate to Hour of Need campaign, visit justgiving.com/hourofneed