09/11/15Your stories

Yorkshire Property Scores a goal for Candlelighters!

In its eleven year history the Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match has raised in excess of £250,000 for charity. This year the event and organising committee have chosen to support a number of local charities and also set up a charitable trust in order for them to make a number of smaller grants throughout the year.

The organising committee selected Candlelighters, Yorkshire’s Children’s Cancer Charity, as the main beneficiary for the event and were proud to support a local cause. Craig Burrow of Bruntwood said “With the event now a mainstay in the property calendar we wanted to make 2015 another record year and to fulfil an early ambition of supporting numerous local charities.  We welcome Candlelighters as one of this year’s beneficiaries which is a fantastic charity working here in Yorkshire to support the families of children with cancer.”

The event, consisted of two parts; a fierce head to head football tournament at The John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds, followed by dinner, drinks and entertainment at The Queens Hotel in the evening. The event was supported by numerous firms including Blacks Solicitors, Bruntwood, Towngate, Barclays, Santander UK, Walker Morris, Billfinger GVA and Commercial Estates Group who helped to make it into another bumper fundraising effort.

This week the organising committee were able to present a cheque to Candlelighters for the total of £5,000. Candlelighters Fundraising Manager Kate Goldring commented “We were thrilled to be part of such a fabulous event, a huge thank you to all who made it happen, attended and donated. Candlelighters needs to raise around £1.5m each year to support children with cancer and their families across our region, this donation makes a huge difference!”

The committee are already looking toward the 2016 event as well as focusing on the management of their new charitable trust that will support local causes championed by individuals and organisations in the Yorkshire commercial property world.

 

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