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Battle of the breweries raises £500 for charity

10 May 2013 by
Battle of the breweries raises £500 for charity

The first charity football match between two of Cornwall's breweries resulted in £500 being raised for the Phoenix Stroke Appeal, which aims to bring Cornwall's level of response to stroke up to a "gold standard".

Marc Bishop, trade marketing manager for St Austell Brewery, said: "The match ended in a 4-1 win for St Austell Brewery and was played in the right spirit from the start.

"There was a good friendly rivalry on show and it was great to see so many people turn up to watch the match. I hope this is the start of an annual event as it's for a good cause and gives some of us a much-needed run-out! There was good banter after the game in the bar and we've raised a healthy amount for the Phoenix Stroke Appeal from the bar and the raffle."

Richard Hillier, management accountant at Sharp's Brewery, added: "The Sharp's team really enjoyed the game; it was fun but also competitive. Everyone involved really appreciated the encouragement and support of the crowd, who were terrific. We all left the pitch in good spirits and Sharp's look forward to making this an annual match in aid of a great cause."

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