Lend your support to charity kickabout

soccer teams

JTI is hosting a football tournament for retailers and wholesalers to raise funds for a local homeless charity.

The event will be held at Stenhousemuir Football Club on Sunday 28 July at 12 noon, and organiser Chris Innes is calling on industry colleagues to turn out and lend their support.

JTI, CJ Lang, UWS, Filshill, Batleys and the charity in question are all competing. Two teams of retailers, one from the east of Scotland and one from the west, will also take to the hallowed Ochilview astroturf.

The format will be a round robin competition of two groups of four. The top two from each group will progress to the semi-finals, with the winners of these battling it out to be crowned the day’s champions.

Chris Innes commented: “My idea for this event was to bring our wholesale independent and company representatives together in a fun and competitive environment to support a local homeless charity.”

Innes ran a similar event in 2017 (pictured), raising an impressive sum for charity.

“This year’s target is to exceed the previous event with all funds going to a worthy cause,” he added.

To help hit that target, there will be a small entry fee of £2 per adult and £1 per child, with refreshments available.