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They say charity begins at home, in the case of KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) home is that of Stoke City and the Britannia Stadium, where two teams from the company took part in a 'gruelling' charity football match.

Played over the full 90 minutes the only consideration to lack of match fitness was the availability of rolling substitutes.

The appearance of Radim Vaculin, KMF European Business Development Manager gave the game an international flavour, but the event turned out to be a one-sided affair, with the shop floor team putting a healthy five goals into the net of the office staff team, with only a single consolation goal conceded in return.

To ensure fair play throughout the match was officiated by a referee and linesmen provided by the Premier League side and there were no reports of any serious injuries.

With each player contributing £20 for his appearance on the hallowed turf of the Britannia Stadium the employees at KMF raised over £1,300 from the game.

However, the generosity of the people at KMF does not stop at kicking a football around for 90 minutes; another group of staff continued the tradition of entering The Race for Life.

They ran the 5K course at Staffordshire's Trentham Gardens in full fancy dress and the total sponsorship raised from the Race for Life and the Football match, which is more than £3,500, will be presented to Cancer Research.

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