Luke’s Sporting Dream Comes True as He Supports Hospice Charities
Tuesday, 1st November 2016
Project Manager Luke Carrigan may have a successful career in the construction industry but he grew up with a dream of sporting stardom with his favourite team, Sheffield Wednesday.
And thanks to his bosses as Measom Dryline that dream became a reality when he finally got to step out onto the turf at the famous Hillsborough football ground and play a match headed by two of the team’s most legendary names.
We donated £2,000 to the FA(ke) Cup, the Master Cutler’s Challenge event that supported St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, Rotherham Hospice and Sheffield Wednesday Community Foundation.
Two Sheffield Wednesday teams managed by John Sheridan and Chris Waddle battled it out to win the prestigious FA(ke) Cup, presented by the Master Cutler Craig McKay.
Participants who had each paid £500 to compete in the match had full use of the SWFC player’s facilities and changing rooms and received a bespoke FA(ke) Cup souvenir kit, a souvenir team photograph and player’s medal.
Former top level football referee Uriah Rennie officiated, with singer Paul Pashley and snooker legend Brendan Moore providing support as linesmen.
And thanks to the Measom donation, Luke was given his chance to play in goal for the away team, helping to raise a final total of £13,000 for the charities.
“Measom undertake a lot of work in the healthcare sector so supporting the fantastic work of St Luke’s and Rotherham Hospice charities offered us a great opportunity to “give something back,” said Luke.
St Luke’s Corporate Fundraising Manager Joasia Lesniak added: “This was a great example of the world of business and sport working together to support a great charity campaign.
“And the fact that it helped Luke’s dream to come true simply added to the special atmosphere of the day.”