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Blakemore Colleagues Enjoy Football and Theme Park Social Events

September 30, 2019

Football competition finalists

Blakemore colleagues were invited to take part in two social events in September: a football competition and day trip to Alton Towers theme park.

On Saturday 7th September, colleagues from across England and Wales picked up their football boots and headed to the Midlands for A.F. Blakemore’s five-a-side football competition.

Staff travelled from as far as Hastings and South Wales, with 10 teams from eight different Foodservice and Logistics sites taking part.

The Hastings United team and Benteke Fried Chicken team from Recycling were this year’s finalists. 

Despite fierce competition from the Hastings team, the Recycling team left with the trophy after beating Hastings at penalties 3 – 2.

Event organiser Liz Blakemore commented, “With so many teams participating from across the country it was the best event yet. It was a great day with fierce competition.

“We are already looking at a second event in April for more teams to enter and introducing a family fun day aspect to the occasion, with more sports competitions to take part in.”

Blakemore colleagues were also offered a weekend social event at Alton Towers in September. Employees enjoyed a free day out at the theme park in Staffordshire along with friends and family members.

Blakemore Retail colleagues visited the park on 7th September, with 1,855 people in attendance, including 845 staff members.

Colleagues from the rest of the AFB Group visited the theme park on 28th September and 29th September. A total of 307 people attended over the weekend.

Staff members got to enjoy some of the UK's leading white-knuckle rollercoaster rides and children’s attractions free of charge, while friends and family members enjoyed a discounted rate. Free transport to the theme park was provided as well as a free lunch or £5 voucher for food and drink.

If you have an idea that you would like to be considered for a staff social event, please email HR Business Partner Liz Blakemore at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Football competition winners

The winning Benteke Fried Chicken team from Recycling

Pictured above: football competition finalists Hastings United and Benteke Fried Chicken

Alton Towers

Colleagues enjoyed a day trip to Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire


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