Firm sparks new partnership

by Foundation of Light

Electrical company back matchday lottery for new season.

Sunderland based electrical contractors McNally and Thompson have teamed up with the Foundation of Light for the ‘Grand in Your Hand’ match-day lottery.

‘Grand in your Hand’ runs at every SAFC Barclays Premier League home game where fans can be in with a chance of walking away from the match with a cheque for £1,000.

With more than 40 years experience, McNally and Thompson are one of the North East’s leading electrical companies.

The award winning company have signed up to sponsor the Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City games with proceeds from the partnership going towards supporting projects with young people and families in the local community.

‘Grand in Your Hand’ lottery tickets are available throughout the Stadium of Light up until kick off priced at £1 per ticket, with all proceeds going to the Foundation of Light, the registered charity of Sunderland AFC which helped more than 42,000 young people, adults and families in the North East last year.

Fred Hood, Director at McNally and Thompson said:

“As a local firm we are aware of the good work the Foundation does throughout the North East.  As long standing Corporate Members of the charity, when we heard about the opportunity of sponsoring ‘Grand in Your Hand’ we could not turn it down especially as Sunderland and Foundation fans. 

Phil King, Head of Commercial at the Foundation of Light commented:

“We’re very pleased that McNally and Thompson are sponsoring ‘Grand in your Hand’, they have supported us for many years and attended previous events we have ran. The ongoing support we receive from businesses such as McNally and Thompson will help people in the North East and it’s a great example of a local organisation supporting a local charity in their community

The organisation offers a variety of ways for businesses to become engaged with their community starting with Corporate Membership for just £250 (plus VAT) per year. For further information about the opportunities available contact or call 0191 551 5164.

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