Charity football cup sees Hays consultants raise £3,000 for Action for Children

26 October 2018 3 min. read
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A kick-about between consultants has helped to raise important funds for a charity campaign aiming to provide children in deprived areas with improved career opportunities. Teams from recruiting consultancy Hays eventually saw the Warrington office prevail in the tournament itself, as the firm raised over £3,000 for Action for Children.

With the 2018/19 football season now in full-swing, a group of consultants in the UK have used the energy of the national sport to raise funds for a children’s charity. Each year, HR recruitment consultancy Hays hosts a 5-a-side football tournament to raise money for the firm’s charity partner Action for Children. The event comes as part of a number of fundraising activities by Hays during the latest two-year renewal of the consultancy’s partnership with the charity.

Action for Children is committed to transforming the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people, helping them to break through injustice, deprivation and inequality so they can achieve their full potential. It has over 400 projects running in the UK and works with over 156,000 children, young people and their families.

Charity football cup sees Hays consultants raise £3,000 for Action for Children

This year, Hays employees from four offices in Merseyside and Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria and Yorkshire recently competed in the Hays Charity Cup, at the state-of-the-art Manchester City Football Academy. Employees travelled from across their regions to play several intense and competitive games of football. Following a succession of impressive performances from all its players, including man of the match Tom Powell, a Senior Recruitment Consultant with Hays’ Warrington outfit, the Merseyside and Cheshire team triumphed in the event, seeing off an equally impressive challenge from runners-up Lancashire and Cumbria in the final.

The consultants collectively surpassed their fundraising target of £3,000 for Action for Children, and are continuing to drive donations of over £3,200 for this important cause. Thanks in part to the generous support of Hays, Action for Children is now able to deliver a new employability programme, supporting more young people to secure and maintain employment and training opportunities, helping break a cycle of deprivation which is particularly prominent in the UK’s North West, and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential.

James Sykes, Director at Hays in Manchester, who organised the contest, commented, “Well done and thank you to the 50 players and volunteers who went along and represented their office/region in the Hays Charity Cup, to those who made the effort to come along and cheer on their colleagues and everyone who has donated to help raise over £3,000 for Action for Children.”

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