Rain no opposition for Tesco fundraisers at charity tournament in Portsmouth

EMPLOYEES from Tesco stores across the south coast united for a charity football tournament.Â

Monday, 30th July 2018, 8:06 pm
Updated Monday, 30th July 2018, 8:17 pm

Braving heavy wind and rain, nearly 200 players from 30 stores took part in the all-day event at Roko Gym in Copnor on Sunday. 

While there was plenty up for grabs '“ thanks to a duo of plate and cup competitions '“ squads from Portsmouth did not clinch a victory. 

However, all participants were winners as the effort raised more than £1,000 for Queen Alexandra Hospital. 

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Gemma Morrison is Tesco Fratton's community champion and helped organise the event. 

She said: '˜Every year we run this tournament it seems to get bigger and bigger and this year was no exception. 

'˜Despite the weather being so poor, everyone got stuck in '“ it's always good fun to enjoy a bit of competition between stores.' 

As well as those from our area, teams from as far as Dorchester and Bournemouth took part.