A LOCAL youth football team has netted £500 from P&G (Procter and Gamble) employees.
The donation to Bedlington Town Bulldogs was made by employees based at the company’s manufacturing site in Seaton Delaval.
The Bulldogs, Bedlington Town’s Under-10s girls’ squad, have used the money to buy new training equipment – including striking new pink strips, footballs, markers and cones.
Michael Third, manager of the ten-strong squad, said: “We would like to thank P&G for their considerably generous donation.
“All the girls are chuffed with their kit and can’t wait to play every week.”
The team, who play every Saturday morning at Complete Soccer, Gosforth, was nominated by P&G employee John Archbold, whose daughter Katie plays for the club.
Tracey Wales, community matters co-ordinator at the Seaton Delaval site, said: “As a company, P&G is committed to supporting good causes, especially ones that are close to our employee’s hearts. I’m thrilled that we have been able to donate this money to the Bedlington Bulldogs.”
“Employees at P&G’s three north east sites at Seaton Delaval, Cobalt and Longbenton – regularly fund raise to support the work of local organisations and good causes, with a particular focus on helping children as part of our global corporate cause Live, Learn and Thrive.”