Founded in Autumn 2012, Growers United was born when Evesham United FC was first approached by Vicarage Nurseries, a local horticultural business, with support from Wychavon District Council, to organise a charity football match between local growers and the Club. Since that date Growers United has continued to grow, organising charity football matches, holding numerous action packed 9-a-side ‘World Cup’ and 'Copa America' Weekend tournaments.
Growers United Football Charity (GUFC) aims to raise funds for charities and communities whilst also promoting horticultural and agricultural activities within the Vale of Evesham region. They have already raised and donated over £200,000 for a number of good causes nationwide and made dreams come true.
GUFC believes in encouraging integration between communities and cultures through sport and offers the opportunities for businesses to co-operate together in creating greater community spirit and cohesion and the team at Packaging Automation are happy to get behind such a great charity and cause.
With extensive experience of the soft fruit sector and Packaging Automation tray sealers in many soft fruit packhouses already, #TeamPA were delighted to support Growers United celebrate their 10-year anniversary at the Annual Fundraiser and as you can see, a good time was had by all!