Sellick’s charity football tournament to go ahead despite arson attack
Sellick Partnership’s Midlands Charity Football Tournament is returning this Friday despite the venue being hit by a horrific arson attack earlier this year. The five-a-side Tournament – which is now in its seventh year – will see businesses from across the Midlands compete whilst raising funds for local charity me&dee.
Nikki Kinsey, associate director of Sellick Partnership, established the tournament to create a networking platform for Midlands business professionals and to raise funds for charity. Thousands of pounds has been raised for various charities since the tournament began.
When asked to comment on the 2017 Tournament Kinsey said, “we were really upset to learn that the Soccerdome was subject to an arson attack, but nonetheless we are proud to be working in partnership with them to push forward and carry on. The Soccerdome has been the venue of our Tournament since its formation, and we are delighted that despite this terrible attack we can return this year.
“Fundraising activities are vitally important to me&dee and we really don’t want to let such a horrific attack impact our efforts! This money is to help us continue organising holidays and trips away for individuals with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.”
The tournament will once again be played at Powerleague Derby Soccerdome, Derwent Parade in Derby on Friday 24th November 2017. Funds raised in previous tournaments for me&dee have contributed towards the rental of accessible caravans and beach huts, allowing families with mobility needs and high-dependency requirements to enjoy the beach front with their families and loved ones.