Gloucester City AFC corporate 5-A-Side tournament

All about our corporate football partnership with CALM and Gloucester City AFC.

At TruGreen Gloucestershire, we’re all about lawns. But the work we do to bring quality lawn care services to the local area is important because it involves being involved in our community. From the work we do for our many customers to our regular talks at local gardening clubs, so much of what we do is about the people we serve.

That’s why last week we were thrilled to take part in the Gloucester City AFC Corporate 5-a-side tournament, partnering with our friends at CrossFit Navalia to take a stand for suicide prevention. We were one of several businesses from the Gloucestershire area who were invited to take part in the event to raise awareness for the brilliant charity CALM.

Who are CALM?

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) recognises that in the UK, suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45. Around 18 men die from suicide in the UK every single day, and CALM is seeking to do something about it. There are many ways to stand with CALM and support their cause, including their well-known #TellAMate scheme, which encourages the sharing of positivity and compliments between men to boost self-esteem and self-worth.

The charity football day

We showed our support by taking part in the charity football day, which was run by Gloucester City AFC in partnership with local financial planning company Quayside Wealth Management. It was a great day, opened by a draw conducted by Gloucester City Manager Lee Mansell. This saw us participate in group stages, with the winning teams progressing to the grand final. Unfortunately, we didn’t bring home the trophy but secured a respectable two wins before being knocked out by the worthy winners from Modern Heating. And we’re not parking it there!

What now?

We’ll be continuing our support for events and charities like this throughout all of 2022. Another charity football event is already on the horizon in November to raise money for the Pied Piper Appeal as part of our ongoing support for them on the year of their 30th anniversary. Make sure to stay tuned to our news and Facebook pages for updates in the coming weeks and months.

To see how we can help you, either as a charity partner or as one of the UK’s leading lawn care specialists, get in touch with our team today by calling 01452 223329 or 07722 045855 today.