• Pictured above, l to r with the amount raised for charity: Silverstone Soccer organiser Ryan Bishop; Nina Gandy from Cynthia Spencer Hospice; and Silverstone managing director Scott Norville

SILVERSTONE’S annual five-a-side football fundraiser is proving seriously successful.

A hat-trick of events has seen the Northamptonshire-based leasing broker raise a record £3,231 for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Businesses from across Northamptonshire put on their football boots for the Silverstone Fleet Management event held at Daventry Football Club. Organised by sales manager Ryan Bishop, 10 teams competed for the winner’s title.

Congratulations to Euro Building and Maintenance Contractors which won the Wilson Browne Solicitors-supported trophy after an impressive pitch performance; Ox Seven Talent Partners were runners up and their goalkeeper was named player of the tournament.

The popular football fundraiser is the brainchild of Ryan Bishop, sales manager at Silverstone Fleet Management. A self-confessed football fanatic, Ryan decided to use his local business contacts and love of football to raise much needed funds for the hospice, organising the first event in 2020.

Silverstone Soccer has not only been a great event which has raised a fantastic amount for the hospice over the last three years, it has also seen a range of businesses get involved from across the county and further afield. We are so grateful to Silverstone Fleet Management for organising this event and encouraging support from the business community. Many teams return year on year to play in the tournament which is great to see but what tops this off is having new teams turn up, get stuck in and network with other businesses. 

Nina Gandy, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Ryan added: 

“It is our absolute pleasure to be able to raise much needed cash for the fantastic Cynthia Spencer Hospice. The tireless work they do really makes a huge difference to so many local families who are facing heartbreakingly tough times.

“Our Silverstone Soccer event has now raised more than £5000 over the past three years through a fun football fundraiser which is both a joy to organise and participate in. It was great to get everyone together to network and have fun.”

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