Silverstone Leasing is going for goal with its fourth football fundraiser this summer.
The Northampton-based vehicle leasing company has so far raised more than £5,000 for its nominated charity, Cynthia Spencer Hospice, through its annual five-a-side soccer tournament.
Silverstone Soccer 2023 will see businesses from across Northamptonshire don their football boots and form a team to compete at the event on Sunday July 2 at Daventry Town Football Club. Kick off is at 10.15am.
Up to 16 teams will compete for the much-coveted winner’s title, which last year went to Euro Building and Maintenance Contractors. Ox Seven Talent Partners was named as runner up. There will also be a grand raffle with some impressive prizes.
Silverstone Leasing’s sales manager Ryan Bishop thought up the first popular fundraiser before the pan-demic in 2020. The self-confessed football fanatic decided to use his local business contacts and love of football to raise much-needed funds for the hospice and was delighted by the outpouring of support he received.
“I’m proud to say that Silverstone Soccer is now a popular event on the local business calendar and it is fantastic to deliver a family-friendly fun day which also raises cash for a brilliant cause.
“We are delighted to be able to continue our support for Cynthia Spencer Hospice. We have seen first-hand the incredible work they do for local families when they need help the most.
“Cynthia Spencer has been our chosen charity for a number of years and is close to all our hearts. Some of the Silverstone team have had family members and friends who have been looked after by the hospice and we want to give back to this incredible local charity.
“If you’re a football fan, this is the fundraiser for you. If you’re not, come and cheer everyone on and have some fun! Sign up soon to get one of the limited team spots.”
Registration costs £300 plus VAT, which includes your own branded team football shirt for each player. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the tournament to the winning team, runners up and player of the tournament.
Nina Gandy, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Cynthia Spencer Hospice, said:
“I am so excited to see the event return for the fourth time, Ryan and the Silverstone Leasing team put so much hard work into Silverstone Soccer. The event has not only raised more than £5,000 for the hospice but has become a real key event in the summer calendar.
“We know that local businesses love some healthy competition, and this event allows teams to come together to show off their five–a-side skills whilst ensuring that local people can be supported when they are living with a life-limiting illness, by allowing our hospice services to continue and develop.
“Silverstone Leasing is a fantastic corporate partnership, relationships such as these make a significant difference to those that need support dealing with the most challenging circumstances.”