As a group we have worked with the Pendleside Hospice on a few occasions helping out with fundraising for what is a very worthy cause. This year we have assisted with the acquisition of a vehicle for their annual raffle which will launch in April and now we have confirmed a local business and teams football tournament. The tournament is due to take place on the 27th April over at Soccerdome in Blackburn.
Pendleside Hospice have been operating in the East Lancs area for a number of years providing care and friendship to adults with special needs or life threatening illnesses. The work that they do is fantastic but it all requires financial help and that is where we and other local businesses hope to contribute.
We aim to create a fun and easy environment to play football with the focus being on raising money for the hospice with a healthy competitive edge!
Hippo’s director has offered to cover all pitch hire and organisation costs to ensure that 100% of the entry fee goes directly to the hospice. As well as the entry fee we are giving businesses more opportunities to take advantage of the media coverage through items such as the Ball Sponsorship among others to raise more money.
We also have a photographer from 24Marketing who will be on hand catching all the day’s action shots and will be selling off prints for more donations to the charity.
So far, with over 5 weeks to go, we have support and team entries from some fantastic Lancashire businesses from a variety of sectors including Marketing and Advertising agencies 24 Marketing, Motionlab, Media Village, Scott Dawson and Kode Creations.
We also have other car and vehicle providers joining us including Stoneacre Motor Group and the Rocket Centre as well as local pub, O’Marleys Red Lion and Burnley Nightclub Smackwater Jacks.
The Burnley Express and the Lancashire Telegraph are covering the event on the day and are both entering teams.
Other teams from various other sectors such as Jagger Talent Recruitment, Gaskell Motor Bodies, Reedley Brewery and Unique Clean amongst others to be confirmed will also be there on the day.
We’re still looking to add a few more teams to the line up for the tournament so if you have a team to enter, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01254919000.