June 27, 2018
Vallum was thrilled at the opportunity to support, sponsor and participate in a World Cup themed Energy Industry 5-aside football tournament held at Goals Newcastle on 21st June that raised over £2,500 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Pathways4All’s Tim Lamb Centre
The event was organised by the independent smart-meter installation company Blue Square Utilities, and was sponsored by Vallum Associates and Utiligroup.
The tournament saw 14 teams competing from across the energy industry, including 4 women only teams. Among the companies represented were Blue Square Utilities, Vallum Associates, Utiligroup, FMA Agency, Armstrong Campbell Accountants, DDC Outsourcing Solutions, CNG, Hippo Marketing, Brilliant Energy and Eversmart.
Vallum won the men’s tournament and we congratulate the Brilliant Energy team who won the women’s championship.
The tournament was followed by an awards dinner at The Village Hotel, hosted by Steve Drayton, BBC Radio Newcastle producer and comedian.
Tim Cantle-Jones, Blue Square Utilities Chief Executive, said: “We’ve been delighted by the response and can’t thank our sponsors Vallum Associates and Utiligroup enough. It’s been fantastic to come together as an industry to support charities very close to our hearts.”
Pauline Buglass from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation said: “The World Cup is so closely associated with our memories of Sir Bobby and I’m sure he’d be glad to know people have come together at this time to enjoy some football. The money raised will help us continue the work Sir Bobby began when he launched our Foundation and will help find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer. We’re very grateful to everyone who has taken part or helped support the event.”
Lynn McManus, CEO & Charity Founder of Pathways4All said: “It’s so fantastic to be supported by the fundraising of Blue Square tournament. We are a small local parent-led charity, so every penny really does help families right here in the North East, parents often tell us we are a lifeline to them. This support will make a direct difference by providing new sensory equipment for the Centre.”
At Vallum, we believe in giving back to the community we serve, and we are proud to have been part of such a fantastic event. Of course, winning was nice too!