Cardboard King day scores for charity

Newbattle, pictured with the Peter Brownlee Cup.
Newbattle, pictured with the Peter Brownlee Cup.

The football tournament and family fun day in memory of popular Tesco Hardengreen staff member Peter Brownlee has been deemed a success.

The memorial event for Peter, who passed away suddenly in April aged 51 after suffering a heart attack, raised £2,143 for Tesco’s chosen charities British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. A plaque in Peter’s name was unveiled at New Victoria Park the home of his beloved Newtongrange Star, which hosted the day that was enjoyed by staff and customers remembering their ‘cardboard king’ - the nickname given to Peter due to his love for removing cardboard from the shelves for customers.

Tesco Hardengreen worker Peter 'The Cardboard King' Brownlee (51) passed away on April 3 after suffereing a heart attack.

Tesco Hardengreen worker Peter 'The Cardboard King' Brownlee (51) passed away on April 3 after suffereing a heart attack.

Tesco Hardengreen community champion Claire Scott said: “It was a really good day, really busy, and the weather was nice which is a big help.

“I think we probably had about 500 people there, everybody was coming in with their stories about Peter, it was nice to remember it was about Peter. We had a minute’s silence before the final then presented cheques from the money raised after Peter’s death, and the plaque was presented.

“I want to thank everyone involved. Newtongrange Star obviously for giving us the facilities for absolutely nothing and being so helpful on the day, we couldn’t have done it without them. And thanks to everyone who turned up, either to play or watch the football and enjoy the fun day.”

The Peter Brownlee Memorial Cup was won by Newbattle who beat Deportivo Lack of Class 3-2 on penalties in the final after a 0-0 draw.