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Power play

A Money Marketing staffer who spurned several generous corporate offers to watch the England versus Sweden game, preferring to rush home, came a cropper.

A power cut that knocked out an entire block in Hammersmith meant that he missed the first two goals of the match.

The irony of EDF power sponsoring ITV’s coverage of the match was not lost.r Threadneedle raised around 3,000 by auctioning football memorabilia at its event for advisers and hacks at the England v Sweden match last week.

The star lot was a signed Thierry Henry shirt which went for 1,000.

Another highlight of the evening was ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson giving a speech outlining his thoughts on the current England team.

The money raised goes to the Willow Foundation – a charity which Wilson co-founded with his wife – which funds and organises special days for seriously ill young adults in the UK.

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