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Portakabin raises funds for Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire

16/05/2018

Employees from Portakabin recently embraced friendly competition to raise money for Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire (BTRS) in a match dubbed The Huntington Cup.

Teams ‘Group Sales United’ and ‘Design and Engineering Athletic’ kicked off the Huntington Cup at York Sports Village in March, resulting in a 4-3 win for ‘Group Sales United’ and £400 for BTRS.

Ben Carter, Quantity Surveyor and midfielder for ‘Group Sales United’ helped organise the match between the two departments. Ben said, “The Sales and Design & Engineering teams work so closely together here at Portakabin, we’ve often challenged each other’s football skills. So we put our money where our mouths are, and decided to raise money for charity at the same time.”

BTRS is a Leeds-based charity funding brain tumour research and supporting people across Yorkshire affected by a brain tumour. The charity aims to fund research projects into the treatment and cure of brain tumours, provide financial assistance to patients and their carers, and to provide equipment to hospitals, patients and research centres.

Ben said, “We agreed on BTRS as the chosen charity because my cousin, a goalkeeper who played for Huntington Rovers, died of a brain tumour in 2011 aged just 29 and I’ve tried to raise money for charities helping beat brain tumours every year since. We’re really grateful to everyone who donated money and who came to watch the game. The idea might have come from friendly inter-office rivalry but knowing we helped this charity is really rewarding.”

Nicki Hood, Community Fundraiser, BTRS said, “We are chuffed to bits with this fantastic donation from Portakabin via The Huntington Cup. It is great to hear that our charity has touched Ben’s family and inspired him to give something back. Thank you to everyone involved!”



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