DS Smith Sheetfeeding Louth wins Football Tournament

Footballers from the packaging and supply chain specialist, DS Smith descended on Louth, turning their soccer skills into funds for national charity Heart Research UK.

Twenty-two teams from DS Smith sites nationwide took part in the charity’s annual football Healthy Heart Cup – this year played in Louth - with nearly £3,000 being raised to help its work in the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.

Home advantage worked for both of the Louth teams with players from DS Smith, Northfields and DS Smith Sheetfeeding reaching the final, with DS Smith Sheetfeeding winning the trophy in a nail-biting finale.

The event was a family day out with tombola, face painting, a cake sale and many other attractions organised by Leah Jacklin.

The money raised from the tournament will be spent on projects in the Lincolnshire area.

John Lloyd, Heart Research UK’s Midlands Manager, said: “It was a great tournament and the players, organisers and supporters of the charity in the Lincolnshire area really pulled together for a memorable day. The money raised will help many community projects in the region. Well done Louth.”  

Simone Hemingway, HR Director at DS Smith’s UK Packaging Division, said: “Health and safety is extremely important in the packaging and manufacturing industries, but often most of the focus is on safety and not on health.

“We have a duty of care to our employees and we are committed to supporting initiatives that lead to a healthy and happy workforce. This tournament is a great example of the work we’re doing across all our UK sites to promote healthy living.”

 Louth football tournament

For further information please contact Chris Child 0113 297 6207

You can also follow Heart Research UK on our website: www.heartresearch.org.uk;Twitter: @heartresearchuk or become a fan of our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Heart-Research-UK/10733061906

Heart Research UK

Heart Research UK is a visionary national charity that has been helping hearts near you for nearly 50 years, funding ground-breaking medical research that benefits patients as soon as possible.  Over the last 10 years we have awarded over £10.2m supporting medical research in universities and hospitals across the UK.  We’ve also given over £1.7m for innovative community-based lifestyle projects that help people locally to have healthier, happier and longer lives.  Unique, for a national charity, we spend money where it is given, helping hearts near you.

About DS Smith

DS Smith operates in over 36 countries and employs around 26,000 people. Using the combined expertise of our four divisions – Packaging, Recycling, Paper and Plastics – we work with customers to deliver solutions that reduce complexity and deliver results throughout the Supply Cycle.For more information, visit www.dssmith.com.  DS Smith is the UK’s leading supplier of corrugated packaging. Our comprehensive product range includes retail ready packaging, transit cases, consumer units, packs printed for gift and POS applications, and heavy duty packaging for industry. DS Smith’s national network of manufacturing plants service thousands of customers, from multinationals to local businesses.

Using PackRight®, our unique way of working, our highly-skilled people work closely with customers to specify packaging that achieves real results. Typically our customers achieve sales growth, or reductions in cost, waste and carbon at every stage of the Supply Cycle. For more information, visit www.dssmithpackaging.co.uk.

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