With excitement mounting in the run-up to the Olympics, Charterfields’ staff took on their own sporting challenge by competing in a charity football tournament in Sheffield.
Charlotte Smith from the Manchester office, captained a seven-strong team including Declan Kilbride, Josh Northcott, Mike Havis, Robert Edwards, Amy Thelwell and Hannah Longden. The event, hosted by insolvency practitioners Wilson Field, was in aid of Neurocare, a charity which raises money to buy equipment for use in the neuro theatres of Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
Medal hopes soon evaporated as the level of competition proved too high for our young (keen but in-experienced) team. We did, however, play a strong ‘supporting’ role by providing a platform for the results table!
Better luck was to be had in the raffle, with team members winning four prizes, ranging from jewellery vouchers to champagne, which were much appreciated.
Undeterred by their performance on the pitch, four of the more enthusiastic team members, decided to put their general knowledge to the test at the ‘Indian Quizine’ night hosted by BNP Paribas Real Estate and hlw Keeble Hawson. Amy, Charlotte, Josh and Hannah took part in the event at the 7 Spices Balti Restaurant in Sheffield.
Again, youth and enthusiasm proved no match for the greater depth of general knowledge displayed by the more mature teams comprising solicitors and accountants, although, the Charterfields’ team was, at least, able to take to the stage – to collect the wooden spoon! Consolation was to be had in the knowledge that they had helped to raise funds for Cavendish Cancer Care, which provides free emotional support to cancer patients in Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
Charlotte Smith said:
“We were disappointed, but not disheartened, as we firmly believe that we displayed the true Olympic Spirit, that it is the taking part, not the winning, that counts! The team members will, however, be putting in a lot more practice, for next years events, in an attempt to ensure that the ‘winning’ ranks equally with the ‘taking part’! Thanks to Wilson Field, BNP Paribas Real Estate and hlw Keeble Hawson for organizing these exciting and fun charity events.”