Six-a-Side Football Marks Kick-off for Alex’s Wish

Alex's Wish

A new, annual event in the Alex’s Wish calendar has kicked-off a return to face-to-face fundraising events.

The annual six-a-side football tournament took place in slightly rainy conditions but still raised over £2,000 for the Leicestershire-based charity.  The event, which was the idea of Ryan Astill from Astill Planning, was well supported by onlookers cheering on their teams, was catered by local company Ben’s Kitchen – a stalwart supporter of Alex’s Wish, and also provided attendees with the opportunity to taste a brand new gin courtesy of Multum Gin Parvo, from Rutland with beer supplied complimentary by Kiran Parmar, Winstanley House.

Speaking about the event, Emma Hallam, Founder and CEO of Alex’s Wish said, “Whenever you try something new there’s always a part of you that’s nervous and excited in equal measure.  With this event taking place so close to the UK coming out of lockdown I was thrilled to see it so well supported and am so very much looking forward to it taking place again next year and to it becoming a regular feature in our events calendar.

“I’d like to thank Ben’s Kitchen for their ongoing support as well as our ethical Business Club Members Chaz Ellis of Multum Gin Parvo and Kiran Parmar of Winstanley House, all who played and all who supported from the side-lines.  It was a fabulous event and the money raised will go towards supporting projects that are aiming to find treatments and, ultimately a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a childhood muscle wasting disease affecting 1 in 3,500 boys.

“Next year’s event is already pencilled in our diaries for early June and will be bigger and better than ever with 16 teams competing!”

Adds Ryan, “It was great that we were able to raise so much money for Alex’s Wish and it will hopefully be something we can build upon for other years going forward.  The football tournament seemed a great opportunity for company team building and socialising, whilst raising money for a great cause.”

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