The Herefordshire Football Association and Avara Foods are delighted to confirm details of the inaugural Thank You Trophy, a small-sided festival launching on 17 July 2022, with all proceeds going to the Wye Valley NHS Trust and SSAFA Herefordshire, the Armed Forces Charity.
The festival will take place at the HFA SSAFA County Ground off of Widemarsh Common in Hereford, with both a 6-a-side male and 6-a-side female tournament running. Entry is £50 per team, with a number of free entry places available to teams that entirely represent key worker groups. Prizes will include a cash donation to a charity picked by each winning team.
The festival kicks off at 10am and all teams will play a minimum of 4 fixtures, with a number of other activities planned for the day to keep the whole family entertained.
With spaces limited, teams are encouraged to confirm their entry ASAP by submitting their details here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/5773fd0fa8ae475a87719cec89f3e97d
Alan Darfi, HFA CEO said:
‘As we emerge from the other side of the Covid pandemic, we at the HFA wanted to find a way to say thank you to key workers who have provided such essential services, during what has been a torrid time for the country.
The Thank You Trophy will become an annual event, with all proceeds going to charities which support key worker services, as well as our main partner, SSAFA Herefordshire, the Armed Forces Charity.
We are really grateful to Avara Foods for supporting the event, with their generous support ensuring that every penny from the entry fees will go directly to the charities, as well as any additional income generated on the day.
I would strongly encourage teams to confirm their entry sooner rather than later, for what promises to be a fantastic event at the HFA SSAFA County Ground’
Marcus Billig Avara Foods Hereford Site Manager said:
‘As a local business with deep roots within the community, we are delighted with the opportunity to support the vital services the fantastic team at Wye Valley NHS Trust provide along with SSAFA Herefordshire, the Armed Forces Charity’
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