London Broncos' man of the match Josh Drinkwater, James Woodburn-Hall and captain Matt Cook with Selco's Helen Cooper.
Success for Selco at fundraising match
Published: 24 July, 2014
On Saturday 19 July, the London Broncos rugby league team played a charity match against St Helens, sponsored by Selco Builders Warehouse.
A pound from each ticket sold for the match was donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, and fans of both clubs dug deep by donating to bucket collectors around the stadium. Members of the London Broncos squad joined in with the collecting before kick-off, while the team warmed up in Macmillan t-shirts.
Despite Broncos' 16 - 58 loss to St Helens, the match was a success in fundraising terms and Jason Loubser, general manager of the Broncos, said: "We were delighted to use Saturday’s game to show our support for Selco’s charity push and thrilled that the collections proved successful."
Kelly Whitehouse, spokesperson for Macmillan Cancer Support, thanked everyone who took part.
“Our huge thanks must go to Selco Builders Warehouse, London Broncos and the fans of Broncos and St Helens," she said. “The excellent fundraising effort at Saturday’s match will go a long way to continuing to help us provide support and information to people who have been affected by cancer, and those closest to them.”
Helen Cooper, Selco's marketing director, added: “It was a fantastic day of fundraising and we would like to thank all London Broncos and St Helens fans for being so generous in their donations. Macmillan Cancer Support is very close to the hearts of all associated with Selco and we are delighted that the Broncos offered their support over the weekend.”
Selco has pledged to raise £50,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support throughout 2014, to add to the £100,000 donated by the company over the previous two years.