Tuesday 7 Dec 2021
On Saturday 27 November LSH Auto hosted its annual charity football match. This year the event raised funds for The Savage Foundation and took place at Macclesfield FC’s impressive new stadium.
Despite heavy snow, the game kicked off on time, thanks to the efforts of the groundsman to clear the pitch. Two teams, representing LSH Auto in the Manchester and Birmingham regions laced up their boots and put their intense training to the test.
As Kick off came closer, the stadium filled up inside and outside with colleagues, friends and family members supporting both teams. Stalls were set up for raffles and auctions whilst the teams were warming up for the game. As the players came out, a minute’s silence was held in memory of the loved one of an LSH Auto colleague.
The match kicked off and Birmingham took the lead, but this was short-lived when Mark Flint headed home the equalizer. A Hattrick from Mason Beard for Manchester was quickly followed by a thunderous effort from Birmingham’s Harvey Cartwright. The game was played in great spirit and ended 7-5 to Manchester.
Martyn Webb said: “We would like to thank everybody who was involved in planning and putting the charity football match on, including Robert Smethurst, Robbie Savage and all our friends at Macclesfield FC for inviting us to use their amazing facilities. It was so nice to see a competitive game played and the level of respect that was shown by both teams for each other.
“Most importantly, I would like to thank everybody who came along on the night and raised money for our chosen charity. One of our top-performing stands on the night was run by Ian McAulay’s nine-year-old daughter, who raised £270, so well done to Charlea! In total, more than £1250 was raised for The Savage Foundation, which facilitates grassroots football for children regardless of their background or ability.”
After the match, players and supporters enjoyed VIP hospitality in Macclesfield FC’s prestigious sports bar, Bar Twenty-Seven.
Organiser Ian Mcaulay, from LSH Auto, said: “Prizes were won, food was enjoyed, drinks were flowing and everybody was filled with joy. It couldn’t have been a better evening.
“Three months ago, when we started planning this event, I didn’t think it would be anywhere near as big as it was and would like to thank everybody who helped to make the event such a huge success. We are very proud of what we achieved for The Savage Foundation and we look forward to continuing to support Macclesfield FC with our ongoing sponsorship.”
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