Blackheath dedicates fixture to Utilita Giving

Blackheath has dedicated its fixture against Sedgley Park on Saturday 6 April to a crucial charity that supports people out of fuel and food poverty.

Utilita Giving — the official charity partner of Utilita Energy, Blackheath’s naming rights sponsor — supports individuals, families and households who are having difficulty affording fuel and food across England, Scotland and Wales.

The charity will run several activities on the day of the National One clash, which is taking place at The Utilita this Saturday, April 6.  

This takeover will focus on gathering food and cash donations for Greenwich Foodbank and Utilita Giving.

Those attending the match will also have the opportunity to win prizes in return for their generosity.

Keira Meadus from Utilita Giving said: “We are incredibly grateful to Utilita and Blackheath for allowing us to be a part of their partnership.

Thanks to both the Club and company, we have forged some incredibly strong relationships in Blackheath and the surrounding areas, and we continue to reach even more vulnerable people across the London postcodes.

 “There are few better ways to be seen by so many people and raise awareness than through sport. We have hosted a few ‘takeover’ days at football matches, but I’m delighted we are now launching into rugby with such a well-respected club.

“Thank you again — together, we are making a real difference.”

James Fleming, Chairman of Blackheath Rugby said: We are delighted to welcome Utilita Giving to our match against Sedgley Park on Saturday 6th April. The Charity does an enormous amount of good work in the relief of food and fuel poverty across the country and we hope they have a very successful day with us on Saturday.”



Donate on the day

  • On matchday, fans will be able to donate food and money at the Utilita Giving gazebo from 1pm until kick-off. 
  • Utilita Giving representatives will also be collecting money around the ground in the lead up to kickoff. Cash and card donations will be accepted.

Food items accepted are:

  • Cereals
  • Tinned fruit
  • Cooking oil
  • Oats / porridge
  • Tinned custard and rice pudding
  • Tinned soup
  • Tinned vegetables – sweetcorn, peas, carrots, beans
  • Squash
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Pulses – chickpeas, dried lentils
  • Pasta and pasta sauces
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned meats
  • Condiments: salt, pepper, sauces, spices
  • Basmati rice
  • Long life milk – esp. full-fat milk
  • Toilet rolls
  • Tea / coffee / sugar
  • Soy / oat / almond milk

Please note, perishable food items cannot be accepted.

All food donations will go to Greenwich Foodbank.


Spin the Wheel of Giving and win a prize!

Fans who donate will have the chance to receive a small prize including supermarket vouchers by spinning the Wheel of Giving at the Utilita Giving gazebo.


Bowls on the pitch! 

At half-time, a bowls challenge will take place on the pitch.

For every point scored, Blackheath and Utilita will add money to the fundraising pot.


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