Else Solicitors Charity Football Tournament – funds raised for Burton YMCA

The Else Solicitors Charity Football Tournament returned this year seeing teams pitched against each other to raise funds for Burton YMCA.

The event which took place at the Burton Rugby Club saw 13 teams play knock out games to reach quarter finals, semi-finals and the all-important final which saw the Branston Golf and Country Club taking away the trophy, congratulations to them.

Well done to runners up Hardy Signs and thanks to all the teams that took part on the day, teams from Ginho Group, ADS Accountancy, The National Forest Adventure Farm, Knott-Avonride Ltd, Pugh and Sanders, Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, Abode, Invictus Communications, Air IT and Burton Albion Community Trust.

Else Solicitors Charity Football Tournament was held in aid of Burton YMCA and raised in the region of £1,000 from the day which included a raffle and donations.

Paula Senior from the YMCA commented:

“It was a fabulous day on Friday. Everyone was there to enjoy the tournament, play football and the atmosphere was fantastic. Great team spirit from all the businesses who participated and really good to see some of the team colleagues & supporters popping in too. We are currently experiencing enormous demand on our services which include housing, mediation, counselling & the community foodbank. We are very grateful to Chris Else, Charlotte & Caroline for all their effort to organise & manage the day and to everyone who took part or donated to help support our vital services. Thank you”

Chris Else added:

“A great day, excellent food and some interesting games! But the important thing is we raised some much needed cash for the Burton YMCA and for food parcels”

Burton YMCA believes that everyone deserves a place to call home and to be supported in times of crisis. As well as accommodation they provide practical and emotional support and emergency food to those in crisis. They also have four stores providing affordable furniture for families across Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

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