Victory for Eastbourne footie fundraisers

Victory for Eastbourne footie fundraisers

VICTORIOUS. Staff from the McDonald’s restaurant in Eastbourne’s Admiral Park triumphed at a 44 team charity football tournament last week (Thursday 23 October 2014).

The team of seven staff – dubbed The Golden Arches – emerged victorious at the end of a hard-fought tournament held in London in aid of Ronald McDonald House Charities – the independent charity that provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families who have children in hospital.

The fleet-footed athletes survived a nail-biting penalty shoot-out in their final match against a team from Arundel in Sussex to claim the top spot and win a trophy.

The high-scoring tournament raised £3,000 and was organised by McDonald’s staff to celebrate 25 years of supporting the independent Ronald McDonald House Charities, which has been the company’s ‘charity of choice’ since 1989.




For more pictures or further information please contact:

Alex Goldup, T. 020 7250 8291 M. 07791 765 915 E:


Notes to Editors


  1. Pictured from left to right in the attached picture are: Luke Satchell, George Wheeler, Samuel Crabb, Gary Parks, Kerri Sims, Chris Pennington and Anthony Court.
  2. Photography credit: Andy Holtorp
  3. To speak to someone or for more pictures please contact Alex Goldup
  4. Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK. It enables seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and allows them to maintain a degree of normal family life.
  5. There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in the UK and in 2013 they helped support over 7,000 families with children in hospital
  6. Ronald McDonald House Charities relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work.  The Charity was founded in 1989 and in 2014 proudly celebrates 25 years of keeping families together.



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