June 29, 2022

Businesses from across the North-East of Scotland put their football boots on to raise cash for local families

Last month several local businesses swapped the office for a day of football in order to raise cash for young families in the North-East of Scotland. Local steel and cladding company, KR Group, invited clients and associates to a five-aside football tournament at Strikers Indoor Football Club in Aberdeen with Scotia Homes taking home the trophy after winning the final.

The day was well attended and saw businesses such as Motive Offshore Group, Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace and Keith Builders Merchants arrive in personalised football strips. Also taking part, were Nu-Style Products, Transform, W M Donald, DYW Northeast, and, of course, winners Scotia Homes.

KR Group absorbed all costs from the day, ensuring all proceeds went to AberNecessities. The event raised £960, as well as gathering over £500 worth of essential items for babies and children. Further support also came from Fowler McKenzie, who despite not being able to attend, contributed a generous donation.

KR Group’s Managing Director, Kenny Robertson, was one of the players in KR Group’s team: “After the last couple of years, it was a great day and a chance to reconnect face to face with other local businesses.

“It was a good bit of competitive fun but also an opportunity to raise some cash for babies and kids in what is a tough time for a lot of families. AberNecessities are doing great things just now which is why we chose them as our charity for the year.”

AberNecessities provides disadvantaged families with the essential and basic necessities, such as maternity bundles for mother and baby, nappies, formula milk, clothing, toys and equipment for children aged 0-18 years.

Owen Harper of Scotia Homes, who won the tournament, added: “KR Group’s Football Tournament was a great way in allowing myself and my Scotia Homes colleagues to socialise outside of work. Originally when we entered the tournament winning never entered our minds, it was all about the participation factor and who was benefiting from us doing so. It wasn’t until we reached the Semi Finals and put together some impressive performances that we realised we may have a chance of doing well in this year’s tournament.

“Not only was it great to get to know my colleagues on another level than just work but it was also a great feeling to report back to the rest of the Scotia Homes team that we had actually won the tournament. Captaining the side and ensuring that we had achieved everything we possibly could have on the day along with raising funds for a local charity made the victory ever so sweet.

“A huge thanks to KR Group for organising the event and allowing Scotia Homes to be a part of a special afternoon at Strikers, Aberdeen.”

The winning team – Scotia Homes