The Help for Heroes charity could not be a more worthwhile and needed charitable institution and we at CSG are proud to help support these events.
(PRWeb UK) June 11, 2010
Andrew Scullion, Sales Consultant at Consultant Services Group has a son currently serving in Afghanistan and therefore the Help for Heroes Charity is dear to his heart. This, together with Andrew’s love of football, lead to his involvement in fundraising and subsequently both recent charity events.
The first was a charity football match held at Darlington Football Club where well known celebrities and ex footballers such as John Beresford, Rob Lee, Steve Watson, Kevin Richardson and one time world’s most expensive player, Gaizka Mendieta, gave up their time to play against TV’s Ralf Little, and Corrie’s Tyrone and Jason Grimshaw among others.
Andrew played in goal for the TV Team but unfortunately was unable to keep a clean sheet with the final score being 7-6 to the footballer’s. However over 700 people attended the event which CSG
sponsored and managed to raise an impressive £3000.
The generosity of the celebrities helped formulate the second idea which was to use Andrew’s footballing contacts to set up a question and answer session for invitees to put their questions to John Beresford (ex Newcastle & England) and Steve Howey (ex Newcastle & England). In an intimate gathering at the Magpie Suite at Newcastle United’s St James’s Park, invited guests could chat to the players and also had the opportunity to win several of the items signed at the earlier football match.
The event was a great success with £400 being raised on the night, which alongside the money raised at the charity football match meant £3,400 was raised for the Help for Heroes charity.
Simon Midgley, Chief Executive of CSG stated “The Help for Heroes charity could not be a more worthwhile and needed charitable institution and we at CSG are proud to help support these events.”
Help for Heroes is a charity launched in September 2007 to help provide better facilities for wounded servicemen and women in Britain's current conflicts.