TF Solutions Runs Five-a-Side Footie Fundraiser

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Published: 17 August 2016


TF Solutions, the Burton-on-Trent based the specialist  distributor for the air conditioning industry, raised £4,500 for charity at its five-a-side football tournament in June.

Held at St George's Park Football Centre in Staffordshire, TF Solutions hosted several teams for a morning of football, and and afternoon and evening of entertainment. The tournament saw 70 guests and players watch or play in the 32 five-a-side games in the morning.
The ACR Journal sent along its own 'junior player', James Knight, to play in the tournament. James is better known as a rugby player, but showed why he is a such an all-round sportsman, apparently, by helping his team to a high position in the tournament (although some said he would have been more useful bringing on oranges at half-time).

Fujitsu General UK sponsored the event where guests enjoyed lunch at the Hilton Hotel nearby. Fortunately, the European Championships were on at the time, which meant that everyone could keep up with two international matches played that day while relaxing with a beer.

Former top-level football referee, Jeff Winter, was the guest speaker at dinner where TF Solutions raised £4,500 for its nominated charity, the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice, which supports children with life-limiting conditions.

The auction raised £3,500 where guests bid for items including:
  • A signed Leicester City shirt from the Premier League winning squad
  • A Lewis Hamilton framed print
  • Messi, Neymar and Suarez prints
  • Messi Signed Print
  • 2 x Signed Paul Gascoigne prints
  • A signed Steven Gerrard print
  • A signed Beckham England shirt
  • Eubank vs Benn at Old Trafford signed print.
TF Solutions' guests donated over £800 and raised £260 in a sweepstake too.

Anyone wishing to support the work TF Solutions does with the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice can donate online here: www.donnalouisetrust.org