St James recently organised a charity five-a-side football match between the charity Key4Life and various subcontractors involved in the White City Living project, including Oak Dry Lining.
Key4Life is a British charity launched in 2013 to help reduce youth re-offending through the delivery of an innovative rehabilitation programme to those in prison and those at risk of going to prison. The charity is supported by Sir Bob Geldof, England Rugby Union players Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph, Travel writer/TV presenter Charlie Boorman and Jordan Stephens of the Rizzle Kicks. Since the charity started, 14% of those who have been through the Key4Life programme have re-offended, compared to the national re-offending rate of 64% in the year post release.
Onto the football, the first of our three matches ended with defeat for Oak Dry Lining, after a titanic see-saw battle, we succumbed to an 8-6 loss to the charity hosts Key4Life. This was followed by a crushing 8-1 loss in our second match against the tournament favourites and eventual winners, Woodford Heating. We finally got some points on the board in our third and final match, after turning on the style we smashed goal after goal into the Editquest Electrical’s net and finished with a 12-1 win for Oak Dry Lining!
This was an excellent event enjoyed by all and was a rare opportunity for our Oak Dry Lining fixers and firestoppers, a QS and a couple of our mangers to let their hair down and socialize outside of the everyday site build.
Oak Dry Lining team players below; Luke Duncan, Catalin Ghybea, Ilie Cirstina, Drew Mclean, Christian Mihai, Maricel Bors, Lucian Bors and Costel Duma. The Oak Dry Lining football team was supported by Oak Site Manager Lee Gregory and Assistant Site Manager Tom Rogers.