Consulting firm hosts football tournament for palliative care hospice

26 July 2018 2 min. read
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The World Cup may be over, but football fever continues to burn through the scorching summer months, in anticipation of a new league season. In the Suffolk town of Ipswich, this saw a consulting firm harness the power of the beautiful game to help those in need, as Ingleton Wood rallied players and fans to participate in a charity football tournament, raising money for a charity hospice in the process.

Ingleton Wood is a multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy, which provides a wide range of services across the majority of industry sectors including commercial, health, education, residential and community. The firm, which offers services in architecture and building services engineering, among others, has offices across the UK, including sites in London, Colchester, Cambridge, Norwich, Billericay and Hertford.

The consulting firm hosts an annual football tournament in the East Anglian town of Ipswich, and this year the games helped to raise vital funds for the St Elizabeth Hospice. St Elizabeth’s is a palliative care unit which provides support for individuals living with progressive and terminal illnesses. The entity is an independent charity providing free services, which cost £10.5 million annually to run, three quarters of which comes from donations from the local community.

Consulting firm hosts football tournament for palliative care Hospice

The efforts of the property and construction consultancy, as well as their sporting support, eventually brought in a total of £1,000 for the Hospice. Ten teams from nearby businesses participated at the event held at Rushmere Sports Club, with roof manufacturer Bauder, construction firm Beardwell, building contractors Rose Builders, Conrad Consulting, RG Carter builders, Ensors, Scrutton Bland and law firm Prettys among those in the hunt for cup glory. Eventually, a closely contested final saw Beardwell Construction tie 1-1 with Ensors, before eventually prevailing on penalties to lift the trophy.

Commenting on the successful tournament, David Cresswell, a Partner at Ingleton Wood said, “We are delighted to have hosted another successful football tournament for St Elizabeth Hospice which provides such vital support for people and their families when they need it most.”

Jazmin Peach, Corporate Fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, added, “We’re extremely grateful to Ingleton Wood for their support, not only through this tournament but for their ongoing fundraising for us over the last four years. It was a brilliant fun-filled event and it’s great knowing that the money raised will remain in the area to help local people needing palliative and end of life care.”