A charity football match sees Ascot businesses go head-to-head to help raise money for local industry charity.

The match which will take place at Ascot Football club on January 28 will have Residio and Graham Plumbers Merchants fielding players from across their respective businesses.

Both are keen supporters of the Band-of-Brothers charity who completes practical projects to help members of the UK construction industry who are battling illness or injury.

Daniel Kent, area sales manager at Resideo, is the brains behind the latest charity activity.

He said: “Football has always been brilliant at uniting people, so when it came to looking at how we could further support the incredible work that Band of Builders does for our industry, a charity football match seemed like the obvious choice!

"Yet, while it’s a charity match, that doesn’t mean we’re taking it any less seriously, and would love to see as many faces in the crowd cheering us on.”

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant, Dominic Yeandle said: “Giving back is something we’re always committed to doing, so when Resideo approached us about putting together a team to raise funds for Band of Builders we immediately accepted.

“Over the past few weeks, our team has been putting in the hours at training to ensure the match is an exciting one – all in the name of a very worthy cause!”

Peter Cape from Band of Builders added:

“Support like this is really important to the work we carry out as a charity. For those working in the construction industry, being able to access the support they need is crucial and our ongoing collaboration with Resideo will go a long way to ensuring this work continues.”

The two generous businesses are also hosting a silent auction, along with a raffle draw. Prizes have been donated, including Graham Plumbers’ Merchant and include a signed England shirt by Declan Rice and a 4-ball round of golf at a various venues.