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Rygor Kicks Off September with Team Fundraising Success

Wednesday 27th September 2017

There’s no question that Team Rygor has been putting its best foot forward when it comes to fundraising for its employee nominated Charities of the Year: James Hopkins Trust, Bath Cats and Dogs Home and Dorothy House Hospice Care.

September saw the third annual Rygor Charity Football Tournament take place at the Supermarine Rugby Ground in Swindon, where six teams from across the Rygor Commercials and Rygor Group Services businesses descended to see who would be crowned the winners for 2017.

The weather was on the players’ side and the teams kicked off the tournament with a spring in their step. Pass after pass, goal after goal each team put its heart and soul into the match, but it was Rygor’s Kidderminster branch who took home the gold medals, with its Gloucester and Oxford team in silver and Rygor Reading in third position with the bronze medals.

Chris Marsh, Rygor group parts manager who was part of the winning team, said: “It was great to see so many faces at the event, both playing and supporting and long time employees and new faces, alike. It was a real team event and great passion was shown throughout the day and of course I was really pleased to captain the winning team! Most importantly the aim was to raise money for our three charities, so a huge thank you to everyone who contributed, as we raised a brilliant £555 for these great causes.”

The Rygor team’s fundraising hasn’t stopped there this month, as the company’s Westbury branch kicked-off September with a charity quiz night, raising £290. The event which was held at The Mill at Rode, brought together Rygor team members, along with their family and friends for an evening of quizzical questions, dinner and a lot of fun!

Kirsty Gyllenspetz, Rygor van sales executive who was the evening’s quiz master, said: “It was great fun to get our team together and have an evening out. I loved putting together the quiz for the night and it was even better knowing that we were all there to raise money for three fantastic cause.”

Rygor’s Charities of the Year initiative was set up to enable Rygor team members to nominate and vote to support charities which benefit some of the local communities which Rygor calls home. James Hopkins Trust is located just a stone’s throw from the site of Rygor’s flagship branch in Gloucester, Dorothy House Hospice Care and Bath Cats and Dogs Home, both BANES, Wiltshire and Somerset-based, are local to the company’s headquarters in Westbury.

The Rygor team has been aiming to raise at least £6,000 for its three Charities of the Year for 2016-17 and is delighted that these two events have taken them to within £100 of this goal.

Tim Stacey, Rygor managing director, said: “It is always a proud moment for me to see our team come together in their own time to raise money for three exceptional causes. Our fundraising this year has been fantastic and this October we are also holding a masked ball in Bath with a charity auction, which will no doubt raise a brilliant amount of money to help support our Charities of the Year even further. If there are any local businesses interested in taking a table, we do have just a couple remaining and would encourage them to get in touch with us.”