Oxfordshire: Charity football match raises nearly £2,000 for good causes

A charity football match run by a bus company raised nearly £2,000 for charity, including one good cause in Oxfordshire.

Stagecoach West hosted a charity football match on Sunday (September 18) at Cirencester RFC to raise funds for charities in the geographical operating areas of the company.

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The knockout tournament saw teams from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford, Swindon and other areas in the Stagecoach West region battle it out on the football pitch.

Rachel Geliamassi, Managing Director, Stagecoach West said: “We were delighted with the turn out and the excellent prowess on the football pitch! It was a hard-fought tournament with each team giving it their all. Congratulations to our Swindon team for scooping the winners’ trophy at this years’ event.

“Our teams all work incredibly hard so it was really great to see everyone coming together and enjoying themselves, while raising much needed funds for this year’s chosen charities. Thanks to all involved for taking the time to organize such a fun and worthwhile event.”

While Swindon triumphed overall by winning all three deciding matches and scoring seven goals in total, Oxford still made it to the final round.

£1,782 was raised in total.

The charities chosen to benefit from Stagecoach West’s fundraising efforts until April 2023, when the final amount will be donated, are:

  • Oxfordshire – Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary
  • Gloucestershire – Teckels Animal Sanctuary
  • Swindon/Wiltshire – Oak & Furrows (local RSPCA)
  • Bristol/South Gloucestershire – Bristol ARC

This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: [email protected]

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