Enra Specialist Finance and MT Finance have partnered to play a Christmas charity football match to raise funds for two children’s charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Spread a Smile.
The ‘Charity Christmas Clash’ saw the losing team donate £5,000, split equally between each charity, while the winners chose to match the donation, bringing the total to £10,000.
In addition to this, a Just Giving page was set up, which increased the overall total amount to £20,000.
Enra’s charity is Spread a Smile, which aims to bring joy and laughter to seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families during long hospital stays.
MT Finance was supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Danny Waters, chief executive of Enra Specialist Finance, said: “As a business, we are committed to supporting a variety of charities through annual donations and fundraising activities.
“We decided it would be a good idea in the run up to Christmas to get together and enjoy some healthy competition in this football match while raising money for good causes.
“Spread a Smile and Great Ormond Street Hospital are two fantastic charities that work closely together to help children and their families.
“It was a great match and people have been very generous in helping us raise an amazing amount of money so far.”
Joshua Elash, director at MT Finance, added: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to raise a phenomenal amount of money for two amazing charities which are close to our heart.
“A huge thanks to Danny Waters and the Enra Group for the game and also credit to the marketing teams at both companies who managed to turn a Thursday night football game into a hugely successful charitable event.
“We are very proud to have participated and look forward to a rematch!”