In its seventh year, and thanks to the generosity of the UK asset management industry, the tournament has now raised over £82,000 for worthwhile causes
7 July 2016 – LONDON: Citywire has won the Funds Industry Football Charity Shield five-a-side tournament beating Northern Trust 2-1 in the final game held in Shoreditch, London yesterday. The Charity Shield, which is now in its seventh year, is hosted by Calastone, the global funds transaction network, and has raised over £72,000since its inception. The fundraising from this year’s event will add a fantastic £10,500 to that total.
This year, 19 teams from across the UK asset management industry played 53 games of football to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity raises money to enable Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide world-class care for its young patients and their families and to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illness.
Citywire won this year’s tournament against 18 other teams, including 2 teams from Calastone, playing in the knockout rounds. The winning goal was scored by Player of the Tournament, Citywire’s Kane Packer. In total, the tournament saw 241 goals scored in 530 minutes of football.
Laura Savory, Head of Community Events at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity said: “We’re so grateful to Calastone for their generosity and support. The money raised from the 2017 Funds Industry Football Charity Shield will help to make a difference to seriously ill children from across the UK.”
Jon Willis, Chief Commercial Officer of Calastone, said: “A big congratulations to Citywire as the winners of the 2017 Funds Industry Football Charity Shield! Now in its seventh year the tournament brings us immense pride to host an event that raises vital funds for causes who most need it. Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity is a fantastic charity that makes a huge difference so we are delighted to be able to support its work.”