Local Footy Marathon event set to raise thousands of pounds for British-Ukrainian aid

By Jessica Durston - 22 June 2022

  • GEL Studios are sponsoring this year's annual Footy Marathon event

    GEL Studios are sponsoring this year's annual Footy Marathon event

Local business GEL Studios are sponsoring a football marathon raising money for British-Ukrainian Aid, which will take place later this month in Royal Wootton Bassett.

This year's annual football marathon will take place on Saturday, 25 June.

Six teams of up to 14 players per team will take part in a continuous 15-minute, seven-aside football marathon held at Gerard Buxton Sports Ground.

Now in its seventh year, this year's Footy Marathon is sponsored by the Swindon-based full-service creative agency GEL Studios, and is raising money for British-Ukrainian Aid which provides food and vital medical supplies to children and adults who have become victims of war and conflict in Ukraine.

The Footy Marathon has already raised over £4,000 this year, and hopes further donations will be raised on the day too.

Founder of the Footy Marathon, Andrew Clifton said: "We've all been truly shocked by the war in Ukraine, and many people have wondered how they can help. I am incredibly proud that we are able to support British-Ukrainian Aid in its efforts to provide relief to those who have suffered as a result of the conflict.

"There is so much good to be done by people, companies and the wider community that's why we're looking for more people to sign up to the Footy Marathon, have some fun and raise some much-needed funds.

Managing Director of GEL Studios, Graeme Leighfield said: "At GEL Studios we're all about making a positive impact and are really excited to be sponsoring such a worthy cause."

More information about the Footy Marathon can be found at: www.footymarathon.co.uk

More information about GEL Studios can be found at: www.gelstudios.co.uk 

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