Charity football tournament

Following a “tremendous year of fundraising” in 2019, Preston-based SupaLite has announced the return of its popular charity football tournament.

The SupaLite Charity Shield will be up for grabs on Saturday March, 2020, with entries now open for new teams. The 2019 tournament took place in March 2019 and saw teams from across the local area and the glazing industry take part. After a very competitive but entertaining day, the Glass Times team lifted the coveted trophy.

The tournament was in aid of the charity Cash For Kids and saw vital funds raised through entry fees and an all-star raffle. With prizes including a signed Harry Kane England shirt, event wristbands, and a training session with boxing gold medallist Scott Fitzgerald, the raffle alone helped to raise £771.

With the return of the tournament, Nina Colquhoun, finance director at SupaLite, is hoping to encourage even more teams to enter and raise more money for their new chosen charity Mind.

Nina said: “With a few months to go, we’re calling on local businesses along with our suppliers, customers and industry friends to register a team in this brilliant event.

“This time around, we’re hoping to make the tournament even bigger and better to raise as much money as we can for a really worthy cause. We have a big target to overcome after a successful 2019, but I’m sure with businesses ‘up for the cup’, we can surpass it in 2020.”

The 2019 tournament was designed to help Nina meet the necessary fundraising goals to secure a place in the London Marathon. With her spot secured, Nina completed the marathon and smashed her fundraising goal of £2,500. With the help of friends and family, colleagues, suppliers and industry supporters, Nina went on to raise £4,000 for the charity.

Along with the 2020 football tournament, Nina will be taking on the London Marathon again, having secured a ballot place for the 26.2-mile marathon. Nina will also be taking on a second marathon in 2020, along with a gruelling 50-mile ultramarathon in the Lake District.

With entries now open for the tournament, businesses can contact Nina or one of the SupaLite team to register.