February 14, 2024 0

Nemo Office Club Open Doors to Documentary Crew

Dealer group Nemo Office Club opened the doors of their Atherstone office this week to welcome a film crew making a documentary about the historic Shrove Tuesday ball game that takes place in the high street each year.

“We are always keen to help entrepreneurial young individuals, so when we were approached by the documentary film makers asking if they could use our premises to film the activities out of the window, I was more than happy to help.” Explains group MD, Tim Beaumont.

The young team set up camp in the main meeting room with their cameras poised to capture an aerial view of the action. “The annual ball game really is a unique event to Atherstone, the oldest of its kind. The rules are very simple – people grapple in the streets for possession of a heavy ball, and whoever is holding it after two hours is declared the winner. It was first held in Atherstone in 1199, when teams from Warwickshire and Leicestershire competed, using a bag of gold as a football. Today it has become a highly anticipated date in the Atherstone calendar.”

Working with the film makers is just the latest example of Nemo Office Club demonstrating a co-operative approach to wider communities outside of the office supplies market with other initiatives including providing free design studio time to a mental health charitable organisation to promote events, raising funds for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and an ongoing partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust with contributions made from every ream of own brand copier paper sold.

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