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26th September 2023

Fuller’s raises £17,000 for Special Olympics Great Britain at annual charity football tournament

Fuller’s is delighted to announce that £17,000 was raised for its charity partner, Special Olympics Great Britain, at its annual football tournament.

For the fourth year, teams from across Fuller’s, its suppliers and Special Olympics GB came together for the charity football tournament. This year’s tournament saw 24 teams competing six-a-side matches in unified teams – meaning each team was joined by a Special Olympics GB athlete, with intellectual disabilities. A number of the athletes were from Ascot United Warriors and Special Olympics Essex football clubs – including athletes who competed, and won a bronze medal in June, at the Berlin 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Oliver Rosevear, Fuller’s Sustainability Director, said: “This year’s football tournament was better than ever. Not only did we raise an incredible amount for Special Olympics GB but the day helped raise awareness of the fantastic support the charity offers to thousands of athletes across the country – plus it was heart-warming to see friendships form between our team members and the athletes.

“The camaraderie between our own teams and with the Special Olympics GB athletes meant the day was one of high spirits – helped by the good weather and the fact we raised so much for our charity partner.”

The event was also supported by the League Managers Association (LMA), which provided backing for Team Special Olympics GB’s Unified Football team at Berlin 2023. In attendance on the day were former Nottingham Forest, Glasgow Rangers, Queens Park Rangers and Brentford manager Mark Warburton and current British Virgin Islands manager Chris Kiwomya.

Colin Dyer, CEO of Special Olympics GB, said: “Despite being in its fourth year, Fuller’s unified football tournament is one of the only events of its kind in the country, which brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities to play on the same teams.

“It’s been fantastic to see the friendships formed between athletes and Fuller’s staff and suppliers, and we’re thrilled to see the event continue to expand year-on-year.


“Fuller’s have been a key partner of Special Olympics GB for several years and we’re incredibly grateful for the ways in which they provide support and opportunities for our athletes.”

Across England, Scotland and Wales, Special Olympics GB currently provides sporting opportunities for more than 6,500 athletes at its 95 accredited clubs, which are managed and supported by a team of 3,800 dedicated volunteers.



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Georgina Wald         020 8996 2198  

Alice Monteath         020 8996 2074  

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC is the premium pubs and hotels business that is famous for beautiful and inviting pubs with delicious fresh food, a vibrant and interesting range of drinks, and engaging service from passionate people. Our purpose in life is to create experiences that nourish the soul. Fuller’s has 197 managed businesses, with 1,009 boutique bedrooms, and 179 Tenanted Inns. The estate is predominately located in the South of England (43% of sites are within the M25) and stretches from our London heartland to the Jurassic Coast via the New Forest. Our Managed Pubs and Hotels include Cotswold Inns & Hotels – seven stunning hotels in the Cotswolds, and Bel & The Dragon – six exquisite modern English inns located in the Home Counties. In summary, Fuller’s is the home of great pubs, outstanding hospitality and passionate people, where everyone is welcome and leaves that little bit happier than they arrived.

For further information, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald         020 8996 2198  

Alice Monteath         020 8996 2074  

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