STAFF from a Reading building supply firm went head-to-head with the colleagues from Farnham in a football match raising more than £1,000 for charity.

The team from Jewson Reading took up the challenge and travelled to Woking FC's Laithwaite Community Stadium on Tuesday, May 9.

They were joined by former Woking FC player Gary McDonald whilst current player Scott Steele joined the Farnham team.

Reading's team lost the match, only scoring four goals to their opponent's five.

The day, which included a raffle and other entertainments, raised £1,360 for Barnado's.

The children's charity helps give youngsters the best possible start in life.

Arron Whiteley, Branch Manager at Jewson Reading, said: “Like Barnardo’s, Jewson is passionate about giving young people the best chance in life, so we’re proud to have raised more than £1,000 for the charity.

“Even though my team ended up being beaten by Farnham, it was still great fun to get together and have a kickabout while raising money for a worthy cause.

"I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the game or came out to show their support.”