First Rygor Charity Football Event A Roaring Success
Sunday saw Team Rygor don their sports kit, put on their football boots and perfect their game face, ready for the Rygor Charity Championships – an inter-branch football competition, all in the name of our three Charities of the Year.
A windy November day didn’t faze our teams who travelled to Carterton in Oxfordshire to take part in this 7-a-side challenge. After a warm-up session and team pep talks, the matches got under way. Goal after goal, miss after miss, our teams put their hearts and souls into the game, but only one team could triumph and be crowned the Rygor Charity Champions 2015.
The Westbury Warriors had their eyes on the gold medals, but after a defeat to Heathrow in the semi-finals, went on to win against Swindon in the third place play-offs and happily took home bronze.
This left just two teams standing – step forward Heathrow and the Reading Rygor Royals. Reading took charge and were confidently in the lead until Heathrow scored in the last minute, taking it to extra time. Reading kept their heads though and scored twice to win the match and take home the coveted gold medals.
Well done to each and every Rygor team member who got involved either by playing or supporting our teams on the day. We have already raised more than £900 (and counting) for our charities from this event, so a huge thank you to all involved.
With more than 20 branches across the UK, our chosen Charities of the Year reflect Rygor’s geographical coverage. Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which is local to Rygor’s headquarters in Westbury, Hope for Tomorrow, a national cancer charity and Camren’s Steps, set up by one of Rygor’s Oxford team members to raise money for a life-changing operation for their son with Cerebral Palsy, have all been announced earlier this year, as Rygor Charities of the Year 2015.
If you would like to donate to our charities, please visit our Virgin Money Giving page.