‘Pickfords Witches’ get muddy for Cancer Research UK

The self-styled ‘Pickfords Witches of Eastwood’ completed this weekend’s Pretty Muddy event in Derby this weekend, raising over £1,200 for Cancer Research UK!

Well done to Laura Abbey, Amy Chambers, Chantelle Benniston, Charlotte Randall, Georgina Langley and Rachel Walsh from Pickfords’ Nottingham branch for finishing the 5k race on Saturday for Pickfords’ partner charity.

The Derby Pretty Muddy is a large obstacle course over a mixture of terrains, set in 200 acres of parkland within Markeaton Park. As the name suggests, getting muddy is an integral part of the experience!

All funds raised will be donated to Cancer Research UK, supporting research towards the charity’s ultimate goal: bringing forward the day when we beat cancer.

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Birmingham dominates Pickfords charity football tournament

Pickfords’ Birmingham branch was the star of the first annual NSPCC Charity Football Tournament, surviving 5 matches unbeaten against teams from across the network, to lift the trophy for first place.

The Tournament was held as Powerleague Fives, Milton Keynes, raising £315 for the NSPCC. Pickfords FC, a team from the Wembley Head Office, secured 2nd place, while Pickfords York placed 3rd.

Highlights of the day included:

  • The Senior Managers & Directors team taking a 14-4 thrashing against Pickfords FC
  • Team FCO being awarded 5 penalties in a row
  • Pickfords FC’s Dan Pettit performing a cartwheel after scoring a hat-trick in the semi-final against Croyden
  • Corporate Sales Director Simon Johns scoring with his first touch

Thanks to the organisers and all the players and spectators for making it such an enjoyable day. The next Tournament is planned for April 2015.

The victorious Birmingham team: Marc Fisher, Nick Ling, Paul Curtis, Ethan Curtis, Harry Bateman, Peter Wallace, James Wallace and Neil Abbott

The victorious Birmingham team: Marc Fisher, Nick Ling, Paul Curtis, Ethan Curtis, Harry Bateman, Peter Wallace, James Wallace and Neil Abbott