GSF Car Parts has teamed up with Birmingham City Council in a charity football match to raise money for one of GSF’s employees.
Kay King, the wife of Russell King, a Dispatch Driver Supervisor at GSF’s Birmingham head office, had been diagnosed with a brain tumour three years ago. Recently the tumour has grown, meaning Kay needed to start immediate chemotherapy.
A charity football event was devised, with a match taking place at Birmingham’s Castle Vale Stadium on September 29th between the GSF Allstars and Atletico BCC. The teams’ kit was provided by workwear specialists ISB.
With free entry to watch and voluntary donations on the door, a crowd of over 100 people watched the GSF Allstars run out as 5-2 winners, but more importantly the total raised was more than double the £2,000 target.
Steve King, Russell’s brother and event organiser, said: ‘With a couple of raffle prizes still to be sold which will increase the total, the amount raised already stands at nearly £4,100. Thank you ever so much to everyone who got involved and helped us raise this huge amount!’
Fundraising for Kay and for MacMillan Cancer Support is still ongoing, with donations still being accepted on Kay’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Kay-king-donations
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