Emo Oil kick starts fundraising for Prostate Cancer Charity

July 2012

Emo Oil, distributor of quality fuels and lubricants across Norfolk, will be kicking off a charitable football match at Norwich City Football Club’s Carrow Road stadium, on Monday 4th June to help raise funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Starting at 4:15pm and then kicking off at 5pm, members of the local community are invited to come along and support the two teams, consisting of Emo Oil employees and a few of their friends and family, who will compete against each other during the 90 minute football match, their first fundraising venture for the Charity.

Spectators will also be able to join in with the fun by demonstrating their own football skills in a penalty shootout at half time.  Once the final whistle has blown at 6:45pm, visitors will be invited to the club’s boardroom suite for food, drink and the chance to bid on a signed Norwich City shirt and football.  There will also be a raffle where lucky winners could walk away with a night for two at Dunston Hall, free gym passes and many more exciting prizes.

Speaking about the football match, Dennis Morales, sales negotiator from Emo Oil, said:  “This is the first time that Emo Oil staff have been involved in such a fundraiser, so we are all very enthusiastic and excited about being involved in the football match at Carrow Road.

“We chose the Prostate Cancer Charity because it is close to our hearts and is a very worthy cause.

“The fundraiser initially started off as a small kick about and as the event got bigger the charity showed us great support, so I would like to thank them for their input and guidance, and we look forward to raising vital funds for them.  

GB Oils, Emo Oil’s parent company, and Norwich City Football Club have also been very supportive of the event, to which we are very grateful.”

Claire Walsh, head of community and sports fundraising at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: “We are thrilled that Emo Oil has decided to organise this event to help raise funds and awareness for the charity.

“Every year over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK and it is a disease which kills one man every hour. Every penny raised will go towards our work supporting men and their families affected by the disease.

“Our thanks go to Dennis and everyone involved, and we wish them all the best of luck with the event.”

Parking and entry to the match is free of charge but an optional donation to The Prostate Cancer Charity will be asked for on admission.