Kicking for Charity with Metrohm UK
To celebrate the Metrohm anniversary with their staff and customers, Metrohm UK organized a charity five-a-side soccer tournament. A dozen teams of customers from all over England as well as Metrohm staff from across Europe competed for the chance to win £1000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
I had briefly considered joining one of the Metrohm teams. In fact, at breakfast on the morning of the tournament, Markus Tobler (Metrohm Switzerland) and Bernhard Moser (Metrohm Austria) asked me to join their European CEO team as they were looking for «someone who actually knows how to play» (which certainly isn’t me). When I saw how competitive the tournament turned out to be, I was kind of happy with my place off the field, filming and photographing.
Metrohm customer Exova Jones Environmental, an environmental contract laboratory (the guys in green and white in the video below), won the tournament. They have chosen to donate the £1000 prize money to The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, which benefits cancer research and patient care at The Clatterbridge Cancer Center. The Clatterbridge Cancer Center operates 10 sites across the counties of Merseyside and Cheshire, in the vicinity of the sites of Exova and Metrohm UK.