Barclays hosted a charity football tournament in Bournemouth to raise money for Julia’s House, a charity which helps local children who have life limiting conditions. The football tournament, which took place on the 1st July 2012, was part of a family day at Littledown Sports Centre. The day was packed full of events that included special guests, the Barclays Premier League football trophy and a bouncy castle. The event was a huge success and was enjoyed by people of all ages.
Creditplus entered a team to play in the 6-a-side football tournament. The company was keen to get involved to help a local charity and was also looking forward to a local football tournament. A large number of employees and their families made their way to the event and all contributed to make the day a great success.
Shaun Armstrong, managing director of Creditplus commented, “The day was a huge success and we were really pleased that so many people from our company wanted to join in with the day. Although the football was fun, everyone involved knew that the real reason we were there was to raise money for charity and we are pleased we could help play our part in this.”
The football tournament was keenly competed on the pitch where 24 teams were split into 4 groups. Creditplus were in group 1 alongside Barclays Bank, Lloyds Banking, Muscliff School, Farrow & Ball and Ceuta Healthcare. All of the group games were closely competed and although Creditplus didn’t qualify for the knockout rounds, the day was highly enjoyable.
It was Trade Boiler Spares that eventually became the Champions of the 6-a-side competition after a close run final that had to be decided on penalties. They were provided with a Champions trophy and winners medals which were all kindly donated by Wessex Trophies.
Off the pitch both the players and families were treated to many different things to do other than playing or watching football. The Barclays Premier League trophy was proudly on display and people could have their photo with it. There was a special guest appearance from Steve Clarence and the Dorset Troopers (a group of volunteers who dress up in excellent Star Wars costumes) who all helped to add to the special day.
Barclays Poole did a superb job of organising and running the tournament and managed to raise a large sum of money for Julia’s House. The money will help to make a real difference to.
Lisa Pullman, event organiser said “The tournament has been a great success and it is wonderful to bring so many local companies together. The community team from Barclays have worked very hard to make this event possible and together, we have raised £7.5K for Julia’s House, The Dorset Children’s Hospice.”
For further information, please contact:
Creditplus – Marketing Manager
Tel: 08717 502 495
Fax: 08717 509 892
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