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Alzheimer’s Society is winner in bus matches

A pair of football fixtures between teams from trentbarton and Nottingham City Transport have raised more than £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society, trentbarton’s charity of the year.

The friendly fixtures between women’s and men’s teams from the two bus companies both ended in victory for NCT but the real winner was the charity, with the money raised from ticket sales and donations.

The matches were played at Carlton Town Football Club, which kindly provided the use of its ground for free. The women’s match was 4-2 in favour of NCT and the men’s game ended 3-2.

Jeff Counsell, managing director at trentbarton, said:

“It was great to see Nottingham’s two biggest bus operators teaming up to raise vital funds for the very important work undertaken by Alzheimer’s Society.

“Extra special thanks go to Caroline Bacon-Webster, our Nottingham depot’s charity champion, who acted as manager for both of our teams and put a lot of time into planning the fixtures.”

Anthony Carver-Smith, NCT marketing manager said:

“What a great result for Alzheimer’s Society, with a fantastic amount raised by the NCT and trentbarton football teams. Thanks to all the players, organisers and spectators who supported the matches.”

Olly Larkin, community fundraiser – East Midlands at Alzheimer’s Society, said:

“We have been amazed by the support showed by trentbarton and NCT for their recent football matches.

“With over 68,000 people living with dementia here in the East Midlands, it is brilliant to see two of the biggest transport companies becoming united against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society.”


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