Hat-trick of tournaments for Aldermore as charity five-a-side raises over £12k for Headway
With the new football season well underway, Aldermore Bank hosted its annual charity football tournament to raise money for Headway, an organisation that aims to help individuals who have had brain injuries since birth.
Now in its third year, the event is held in memory of Adam Massen, a member of Aldermore’s asset finance team who sadly died from a brain injury in 2014.
The five-a-side event took place on 7 September at St George’s Park in Burton–on-Trent, Staffordshire, the Football Association’s National Football Centre and home of England’s national teams. Co-hosting the event was ex-professional footballer, Ray Parlour, who made over 300 appearances for Arsenal and was capped 10 times for England during a glittering 20 year career.
This year’s tournament, the biggest yet, saw a record 20 teams sign up, including 13 broker teams and a number of other financial services providers.
The main focus away from the pitch was to raise £10k for Headway but this year’s target was smashed into the top corner with the total reaching over £12k.
The teams battled it out for the Adam Massen cup and the eventual winners were the talented players from LDF Operations Limited who beat Kennet Leasing in the final by a score of 1 – 0.
Carl D’Ammassa, group managing director, business finance at Aldermore, said:
“The whole day was a huge success and a fitting tribute to Adam Massen, our fondly remembered asset finance colleague and a big football fan.
“A huge thank you to all the teams that participated and congratulations to the winning team, LDF Operations Limited. It was great to see other funders participate this year making this a true industry wide charity event. Aside from the football, the biggest result of the day was beating our original target of raising £10k, making this year’s tournament the best yet. Headway is a great charity to be involved with and it is our pleasure raising money for such a worthwhile cause, and one that is close to our hearts.”
Jo Plant, director of fundraising at Headway, said:
“We are extremely grateful to Aldermore’s staff and all the other participants who took part. The tournament always has a wonderful atmosphere and is a fitting memorial to Adam. The funds raised will help ensure more brain injury survivors and their families access crucial support from the charity.”