The Business Fives football tournament returns to Leeds on 30 September, and the new look OPM team has two goals in mind. The first is to win their first competitive match, and the second - and more important - is raising funds for two worthwhile charities.
“It is almost two years ago that the team entered a 5-a-side team into the Business Fives Bradford 5-a-side football event,” says Susan Ellison, joint MD at OPM.
“Granted, they might not have been the best team on the field, but when it came to the fundraising aspect of the competition, they were unbeatable. They walked away with the coveted title and award for winning the most money raised for the entire tournament.”
In 2019, the overall total raised by OPM, its friends, suppliers, and staff, was £1,878.95 - £945.93 raised for Sue Ryder¹ and £933.02 raised for Parkinson's UK².
The team then signed up to compete in the Leeds event in 2020, but COVID struck, postponing the event.
“Now the event is back this year, the team, along with the industry's support, would like to smash their impressive fundraising record,” Susan enthuses.
“As with all charity donations, whatever you can afford to donate is deeply appreciated, and the team will hope to match the efforts off the field with some awesome performances on the pitch,” Susan concludes.
Click on the below for the Just Giving Team website, where links to both charities that the team will support this year are available.
¹Sue Ryder supports people through some of the most trying times of their lives. Whether a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one, or a neurological condition – we're there when it matters, helping people live the best life they possibly can (Charity Registration No. 1052076).
²Every hour, two people in the UK find out they have Parkinson's. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone. We offer friendship, support, expert information, and advice. We also fund ground-breaking research into the disease, and we're leading the way to find a cure. (Parkinson’s UK Registered charity number 258197 and Scotland SC037554).