Roberts Jackson Solicitors play tournament on Old Trafford for The Christie
Last week, The Christie held its annual “Dream Team Cup” to support and raise funds for cancer research and development. Roberts Jackson Solicitors were lucky enough to be a part of this special day, helping the Christie net over £30,000.
The annual event gives businesses the opportunity to put together an 11 a side team and play a tournament at the home of Manchester United F.C – Old Trafford. The team arrived at 1 o’clock and were shown to the dressing rooms and made their way out through the tunnel and onto the pitch for a round robin featuring 5 other teams. After they fulfilled their dreams of playing at Old Trafford they ate dinner with legend and ex–United Player Lee Sharpe. More fundraising activities then took place in the form of a silent auction for some very exclusive Football memorabilia.
The Christie has announced that the money raised will be used in the following way – “The money we hope to raise from The Christie Dream Team Cup will support our new state of the art cancer centre for teenagers and young adults. The centre also contains our haematology and transplant inpatient service. It has 31 specialist inpatient rooms, each with top of the range interiors. It also contains outpatient facilities on the ground floor with facilities for young people including a gym, music room and relaxation area .”
The Roberts Jackson team enjoyed a slight bit of success on the day drawing two matches, losing two and finished the tournament strong with a very convincing 3-0 victory.
The firm would like to thank everyone who made the day possible namely The Christie and Manchester United Football Club but also to everyone who turned up to make this event such an amazing success.
The final surprise for RJ was footage appearing on BBC’s North West Tonight which can be found here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0440350/north-west-tonight-21052014
For more information on how you can get involved for raising funds for The Christie please visit their website here http://www.christie.nhs.uk/