Scottish construction consultancy Thomson Gray Construction Consultants have raised more than £6,000 to help children affected by loss and trauma by hosting a five-a-side football tournament.
Sixteen teams from a variety of businesses across Central Scotland turned out at Powerleague in Sighthill, Edinburgh on Friday, June 2nd to take part in ‘Thomson Gray Seamab Fives – The Dynamo Tournament’. The event was organised in support of Seamab, a Kinross-shire chldren’s charity which cares for and educates children with complex needs, following experiences of abuse, neglect, trauma and loss. The tournament name was chosen by one of the children.
The funds raised from team entry fees, alongside pitch sponsorship, a raffle and an auction will be used to provide the children at Seamab, aged between five and thirteen, with new mountain bikes, outdoor activities and adventures, and short breaks away across the summer.
Winners of the tournament were FES Group, with Clark Contracts coming a close second. Special mention also went to Will Rudd Davidson who, on top of entering two teams, filled a space left by a cancellation the day before the tournament – effectively ending their chances of winning the tournament, but ensuring there were enough teams.
Joanna McCreadie, Seamab’s Chief Executive, said: “We were thrilled when the team at Thomson Gray said they wanted to support Seamab by organising an event – many of our children have never been on a family holiday before, or enjoyed a summer packed full of fun and activities. The money raised through the tournament will help to create the happy memories that they deserve.
“We can’t thank Thomson Gray enough for their generosity in hosting the event, not to mention the hard work and planning that went into co-ordinating the tournament. Our thanks must also go to all the participants, donors of prizes and auction lots, and pitch sponsors – there was real sense of shared purpose and genuine care for the children on the day.”
Stuart Gray, Managing Director at Thomson Gray, added: “It was a good afternoon and we are grateful to all the companies who sponsored the event and entered teams. I am extremely proud of all the hard work and effort put in by the team at Thomson Gray. Thanks to their efforts we have managed to raise a great sum for Seamab.”