Twelve businesses help Thursfields raise £1,000 in charity football tournament

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 15, 2019

A six-a-side charity football tournament in Solihull organised by Thursfields Solicitors has raised £1,000 for the Get A-Head Charitable Trust.

Twelve local businesses battled for the “On Yer Head” trophy which was lifted by Kate & Co Intelligent Recruitment, who beat Jerroms Accountants 1-0 in a closely fought final.

Teams from Prime Accountants, BRI Wealth Management, UHY Birmingham, Jelf Insurers, Solihull Combat Centre, UKF Group, Get A-Head and Thursfields also took part in the event at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.

Robert Pettigrew, a Director at Thursfields’ Solihull office who himself played in the tournament, said: “It was a very enjoyable evening, supporting a great cause and hopefully one we can all repeat next year.

In the final, both sides had some serious talent with Kate & Co eventually winners thanks to a strike worthy of winning any competition.

Given the talent on display, particularly in that game, Solihull Moors may well want to send someone over to watch next year!

But seriously, a big thank you goes out to all the local businesses who supported this event, all the players and everyone who turned up.”

Matthew Baird, from the winners Kate & Co, added: “Well done to Thursfields, Get A-Head and all the businesses who attended to make it such a fantastic evening.

It was a great event and certainly a hard-fought victory – not sure we’d have got there without a great goalkeeper and some brilliant finishing!

More importantly, it was wonderful to see so much support for a local charity that helps so many in need. We’ll look forward to defending our trophy next year!”

Louise John, Charity Manager at the Get A-Head Charitable Trust, said: “It was great to work with Thursfields on this event which has helped both raise the profile of Get A-Head in Solihull and raise much-needed funds.

A special thanks to those in Get A-Head’s team – we had a great mix of patients, supporters and trustees who played their socks off and made us very proud.

Also, a huge thank you to all the other teams and businesses who took part. We now look forward to making the 2020 tournament even bigger and better.”

Louise added that the £1,000 raised at the tournament will go towards Get A-Head’s 2019 goal of raising £350,000 to assist ground-breaking research and buy life-enhancing equipment.