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Higgs' 10th anniversary football tournament raises £7k for charity

30th June 2016

Higgs' 10th anniversary football tournament raises £7k for charity

The excitement of Euro 2016 is nothing compared to the drama of Higgs & Sons' 10th annual charity football tournament which took place at Stourbridge Rugby Club last week, with eventual winners Mazars beating Santander in a closely contested final.

The Black Country law firm's annual six-side tournament is organised in support of the firm's chosen charity. This year, the 48 teams made up of businesses from across the region helped to raise an incredible £7,000 for the Stroke Association.

Partner, Richard Griffiths who helps to organise the annual tournament, is thrilled that this year the event is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

"Football is on everyone's minds at the moment with the European Championships taking place, so it was the perfect time to host what was our biggest tournament to date.

"When it started in 2006, it was a much smaller event with around ten teams taking part. It has grown year on year so that now we have a waiting list of local businesses and professional organisations who want to get involved."

Working alongside the Stroke Association, the firm has already helped to raise much needed funds and awareness for this important cause. The event even offered participants the opportunity to have their blood pressure tested by one of the Stroke Association's specialist staff.

The annual six-a-side tournament is one of the headline events that Higgs & Sons' organises in support of its chosen charity. Last year's event raised over £4000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

The tournament which took place at Stourbridge Rugby club on the 23 June ended with an evening celebration involving more than 400 participants.

More information on Higgs & Sons' charity support can be found at www.higgsandsons.co.uk.

 

Picture caption (L-R): Louise Lawless (Stroke Association), Clare Griffiths, Richard Griffiths, Sarah Cornick (all Higgs & Sons) and Claire Benfield (Stroke Association)

 

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