BSW Dalbeattie Supports Macmillan with Charity Football Match

ByForest Machine Magazine

19th September 2023
BSW Dalbeattie Supports Macmillan with Charity Football Match

A team of budding soccer stars from BSW Timber’s Dalbeattie site recently took part in a charity football match that raised a remarkable sum of over £800 in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The spirited event brought together two local businesses, with teams from BSW Timber and ETB Technologies squaring off against each other for an exciting game that captivated the community.

The picturesque Islecroft Stadium witnessed a heartwarming display of camaraderie as both teams, fuelled by the enthusiastic cheers of numerous supporters, battled it out on the pitch. The weather cooperated with a dry and warm afternoon, while the immaculate condition of the field set the stage for the 2pm kick-off.

From the outset, the match was a thrilling spectacle, with goals unfurling from both ends of the pitch. Among the scores was an unfortunate own goal by BSW Timber, demonstrating the unpredictability of the beautiful game. As the first half concluded, the teams were tied at 3-3, promising an exhilarating second half.

After the halftime break, BSW Timber orchestrated a swift succession of two goals, securing a commendable lead. However, ETB Technologies showcased their resilience, staging a strong comeback and levelling the match at 5-5. The game reached its crescendo with referee Jim Thomson’s final whistle, leaving ETB with a slender yet hard-fought victory of seven goals to six.

ETB Technologies had undertaken a year-long fundraising effort for Macmillan Cancer Support, showcasing their commitment to the cause. The collective efforts of their staff, which included endeavours like a daring skydive, conquering the Tough Mudder challenge, and hosting a heartwarming coffee morning, had already amassed nearly £5,000.

The charitable spirit of the football match further boosted these efforts. Donations at the entrance, a lively tombola, and engaging lucky squares draw all contributed to propelling the overall sum far beyond the targeted £5,000 mark for the year. BSW Timber lent their wholehearted support to the campaign by generously contributing to the cause, underscoring their dedication to giving back to the community.

Reflecting on the event, an ETB spokesperson expressed gratitude to both teams for their remarkable sportsmanship and determination on the field. The spokesperson emphasized the entertainment value of the match, highlighting the enjoyment experienced by all supporters who attended.


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BSW Timber remains committed to fostering community engagement and supporting meaningful causes. The success of this charity football match stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and compassion in creating a positive impact.

Image: Lynne Smith Photography

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