More than 100 Cadbury and Kraft Foods employees played their part in raising money for homeless charity Betel of Britain recently, by taking part in a football tournament at Cadbury’s home in Bournville.
The football tournament took part during Kraft Food’s Delicious Difference Week, which brought together employees from Cadbury and Kraft Foods for a week of employee volunteering. Colleagues across the UK, from sites including Bournville, Chirk, Sheffield and Uxbridge joined together with Kraft Foods colleagues from Banbury. The week, which took place from 4th – 8th October 2010, saw over 800 employees across the UK and Ireland volunteering in their local communities.
Overall winners, Chirk All Stars
The football tournament took place at the Cadbury Recreation Ground in Bournville and saw 10 teams compete in a series of 7-a-side football matches. After a day of competition, the tournament was won by manufacturing site Chirk, who beat Cadbury World in a closely fought 1-0 final.
Former Aston Villa player Gary Shaw attended the day and assisted in handing out the awards to winners and runners up.
Michael Huggins, Community Champion at Cadbury’s Bournville site said:
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all Cadbury and Kraft Foods employees who gave up their time to make the day a huge success. Employees at Cadbury and Kraft Foods are always quick off the mark when volunteering in the local community and it was great to see sites from across the UK come together to raise money for such an important cause.”
The tournament raised over £2000, with all proceeds going to homeless charity Betel of Britain.
Darren Newton from Betel of Britain said:
“Betel of Britain is a charity that is dedicated to fighting homelessness. With the efforts of Cadbury and Kraft Foods employees and the money they have raised today, we can continue to restore homeless and substance-dependent people to productive, independent lifestyles. The money raised will assist a wide range of projects including the restoration of housing for our residents.”
Delicious Difference Week comes as part of Cadbury and Kraft Foods ongoing commitment to community volunteering and fundraising, of which wellbeing and employability are two of the key focuses.