27th October arrived – a big day, etched into the calendars for colleagues across Pangea Talent Solutions. It was the day of the long-awaited football match, taking on their sector rivals Parallel – all in the name of raising money for SolarAid.
Their ‘rivalry’ stems from both being in the talent industry which is “fearlessly competitive”, giving them both the drive and desire to win. “You never want to be second place, especially when you’re in the same office space. Second place is first to lose!”
With the scene set and squad selections made it was time for kick-off! After a well-fought game, Pangea came away as champions! David Van Hek, a player on Team Pangea, sums up what it meant to represent his organisation:
“I had an incredible time representing our company in the charity football match against our office rivals – Parallel, and even more incredible to seal a victorious 2-1 win. I enjoyed every moment of the game, and I want to give a special shoutout to Luke Doyle for his exceptional performance in goal.”
When all was said and done, the Pangea team remained focused on the bigger picture of why they were taking part:
“Beyond the game, the most rewarding part was knowing that we played our hearts out to support SolarAid’s mission of providing solar power to African rural communities. It was a great day for our team and an even greater day for the cause we all came together to support.”
A great day was had by all, and it’s incredible that a game of football can fundraise for solar power. Pangea chose to fundraise for SolarAid “because their mission resonates deeply with our values. We believe that access to clean and sustainable energy is a fundamental right that can transform lives and entire communities. SolarAid’s commitment to providing solar power to these underserved regions not only brightens homes but also offers a brighter future. We’re proud to support this cause, knowing that our contributions are making a significant difference, one solar light at a time.”
Team Pangea, now not only have bragging rights by winning, but they have raised an incredible £802 to help solar light reach the most rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The ongoing impact of their victory will last far beyond the final whistle of the match. It will create a ripple effect of transformation across a continent.
If this has inspired you to think of how you can get your company or community group fundraising for SolarAid – get in touch! We’d love to hear from you, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.