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Workers from Waitrose and Tesco in Aylesford playing at Maidstone United's Gallagher Stadium for charity

16 May 2014
by Claire McWethy

Supermarket giants Tesco and Waitrose are taking their rivalry onto the football pitch, with a charity match at Maidstone United’s home ground this weekend.

Workers from distribution centres in Aylesford will be playing at The Gallagher Stadium in to raise money for Tesco’s charity Diabetes UK and Waitrose’s chosen cause, Great Ormond Street Hospital.

It comes after Tesco’s planned match against ex-Arsenal players was postponed until August - leaving them with a stadium to fill.

Members of the Waitrose who will play against Tesco's at Maidstone Utd's ground

Members of the Waitrose who will play against Tesco's at Maidstone Utd's ground

Danny Feathers, warehouse partner at Waitrose in Forstal Road, thought up the tie.

He said: “Quite a few of the lads are Maidstone United fans so they are excited to be playing at The Gallagher Stadium.

“There were a few heads turned when we suggested playing Tesco as we are rival but for charity it will be good to join forces.”

Mark Irvine, Andy Hayward and Stuart Hayman who will be among the team for Tesco's

Mark Irvine, Andy Hayward and Stuart Hayman who will be among the team for Tesco's

They will be playing against 22 workers from Tesco’s Mills Road warehouse, who will be split into two different teams playing a half each.

Kick off is at 2.30pm on Sunday at The Gallagher Stadium in James Whatman Way.

Entry now costs £1 and there will be a chance to donate before and after the game, as well as a raffle.

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