SILVERSTONE Fleet Management is set to hold its third annual football fundraiser this summer, scoring a hat-trick of events for its five-a-side charity tournament.

Taking place this year on Sunday 24th July at Daventry Town Football Club, Silverstone Soccer 2022 will be raising money for the vehicle leasing company’s nominated charity of the year – Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Businesses from across Northamptonshire are being encouraged to form a team and lace up their boots for the event, which will see 16 teams compete for the title. Seven sides have already registered to take part.

The popular fundraiser has been created by Ryan Bishop, sales manager at Silverstone Fleet Management. A life-long football fan, Ryan decided to use his local business contacts to help raise much needed funds for the hospice, for the first time at the beginning of 2020.

With enthusiastic support and an impressive amount of money raised, the Silverstone Soccer tournament has become an annual event.

Ryan said: “It is a pleasure and a privilege to be able to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice. The work they do makes an incredible difference to local families when they need help the most. 

“The Silverstone Soccer event is a lot of fun to host and organise and we are proud to use such a fantastic event to make a difference to the hospice and the families it looks after.

“We are delighted to be running it again this summer and thrilled to have newcomers entering as well as last year’s teams coming back again. We’d now like to encourage more local businesses to take part and help us collect cash for this amazing cause.”

To enter, each team needs seven players and the £250 entry fee, which includes your own business named football shirt included for each player.

Trophies will be awarded at the end of the tournament to the winning team, runners up and player of the tournament. Sponsorship packages are also available for businesses who would like to support the event in another way.

Nina Gandy, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Cynthia Spencer Hospice, said: “The SFM team’s passion for this event is great to see and we’re so excited that Silverstone Soccer is back for another year.

“Ryan and the guys really have scored with this fantastic way to blend footy, fundraising and some friendly competition into a regular fixture in the local business calendar that also serves as a great networking event for their contacts and customers too. We can’t wait to support them again in 2022 and help them make sure this year’s event goes straight in the back of the net!”

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