Football fans at FlowStore swapped their work clothes for their teams’ jerseys on Football Shirt Friday and helped raise funds for bowel cancer research. The nationwide event, now in its sixth year, asks people to wear their football shirt to work, school or in their local community and donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund.
There was friendly rivalry on the FlowStore shop floor as staff showed their allegiance to clubs including Arsenal, Brentford, Manchester United, QPR and Spurs. Production manager Andy Thorne was delighted with the result of the charitable giving which raised more than £265. He said:
“Not everyone wore a shirt but nearly everyone donated, and that’s what counts.”
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with 44 people dying from it every day. The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in 1993 by Bobby’s widow, Stephanie Moore MBE, in partnership with Cancer Research UK. Since then, mortality rates have fallen by more than 30 per cent and more than half of the people diagnosed with the disease will survive for at least 10 years.
We celebrated our first year as an EO company with speeches, awards and a fantastic bar-b-que on an amazing hot summers day.
We had a tombola to raise money for our charities; a chance to visit the new FlowStore virtual reality warehouse; and for those with stamina - carry on celebrating into the night.
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