Firms keep staff on side for the Cup

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&World Update -

FOOT­BALL-crazy work­ers in Peter­bor­ough are be­ing given a chance to sup­port the team of their choice in the work­place.

Some lead­ing com­pa­nies are cre­at­ing a goal-full of op­por­tu­ni­ties for staff to take part in the World Cup fes­tiv­i­ties while at work.

In­surance gi­ant the BGL Group, in Bakewell Road, Or­ton South­gate, has or­gan­ised a foot­ball fun day on June 23, when Eng­land play their sec­ond group game against Al­ge­ria. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a ‘keepy-uppy’ com­pe­ti­tion, ta­ble foot­ball tour­na­ment, quiz and bar­be­cue and the op­por­tu­nity for em­ploy­ees to watch the match on large TV screens.

Dif­fer­ent busi­ness ar­eas will also be dec­o­rat­ing their sec­tions of the of­fice to rep­re­sent World Cup teams and em­ploy­ees are do­nat­ing to char­ity in or­der to wear foot­ball shirts to work. Money will be do­nated to the firm’s char­ity part­ner, Marie Curie Can­cer Care.

Fridge-mak­ers In­de­sit, in Morley Way, have also de­vised a host of soc­cer-themed ac­tiv­i­ties.

The firm has launched a ‘Foot­ball Fan/Foot­ball Widow’ web­site where footie fans can down­load a wall chart, test their knowl­edge, play an in­ter­ac­tive match or mug up on statis­tics to im­press their mates.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.