Builders merchants charity footie tournament resounding success

Builders merchants charity footie tournament resounding success

Builders merchants joined together and raised in excess of £1,200 for charity in one day.

Teams from Chandlers, Parker Building Supplies and Fairalls join together for charity football tournament for Teenage Cancer Trust

A charity five-a-side football tournament dedicated to raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust kicked-off at Tonbridge Angles FC with in excess of 60 enthusiastic participants. Teams from builders merchants across the South East included Chandlers Building Supplies Thanet, Chandlers Roofing Supplies Tonbridge; Parkers Building SuppliesMaidstone, Worthing, Hove, Bexhill;  Fairalls Builders Merchants Gatwick and Godstone;  and builder customer Kingsheath Construction.  The combined team from Worthing & Hove were the tournament winners.

Andrew Machin, of Thanet’s Chandlers Building Supplies, said: “It was a great day and we are thrilled to hand over these funds to Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity dedicated to providing support to young people aged 13-24 with cancer. A big thank you to  local Thanet groundworks and civils company AGS Ltd for generously sponsoring the team shirts and to everyone who turned up on the day to support this initiative.”

Lynn Hyder, Teenage Cancer Trust, expressed gratitude towards Chandlers, Parker’s, and Fairalls for their unwavering commitment to fundraising. “It is thanks to initiatives like this that Teenage Cancer Trust can continue its crucial work in supporting young people facing cancer.”

Tracie Kelly, assistant manager, Parker Building Supplies Worthing with Grant Lockett, sales director, IBMG SE Merchanting, and the winners trophy


The charity football tournament marks the latest effort in the ongoing philanthropic endeavours of Chandlers Roofing Supplies, Parker Building Supplies, and Fairalls Builder Merchants. Previous initiatives, ranging from marathons to gala nights, have collectively raised over £300,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, underscoring the enduring commitment of IBMG’s builders merchants to serve their communities and make a positive impact.