Our annual five-a-side football tournament, The Thomson Gray Seamab Fives, is due to kick-off on September 20th. It’s shaping up to be another exciting competition, with over 20 teams already entered.
While the football, chat and potential networking opportunities are great fun, the real purpose of the Seamab Fives tournament is to maximise fundraising for the Seamab School.
Children come to Seamab between 5 and 13 and stay as long as they need. They have often suffered severe trauma, abuse or neglect and may have had multiple care placements breakdown. Last year’s tournament raised over £7,500 and helped Seamab to build a bespoke space to deliver therapy near where the children live. The Shepherds hut sits in woodland, offering a tranquil space for children to take part in play therapy or Theraplay.
“Having a safe, private space which gives children the comfort of total confidentiality in such a peaceful setting is fantastic.”
Katy, Play Therapist
“I love going to the hut, it’s one of the best bits of my week”
T, age 12
The Seamab kids may not be able to play in the tournament but they love getting involved. They came up with this year’s cheerful name, ‘The Sunshine Cup’. Perhaps inspired by the fortunate, sunny weather enjoyed at last year’s tournament!
This year we’d love to raise even more money for the Seamab School, to help them change the lives of some of the most vulnerable children from across Scotland.
The Sunshine Cup will take place at Powerleague Sighthill, Edinburgh on 20 September. Kick-off is at 1:30 pm. Closing date for entries – Friday 6 September, on a first-come-first-served basis.
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