Last Friday Jobsite hosted a 5-a-side ‘Euro 2012’ Football tournament to raise money for our work. It was held at Portsmouth FC’s Fratton Park Stadium and 20 teams battled it out in 10 minute matches through the day to try and win the Jobsite cup.
Each team donated £100 to play which came directly to our projects. They beat their target and raised a fantastic £1,150!
Thank you so much to Jobsite for picking us as your chosen charity, and to all the teams involved. On the footballing theme, what you’ve raised will support two children’s football teams from the slums of Port au Prince, Haiti for an entire year.
Most of these boys still live in tents from the earthquake two years ago, many face chronic malnourishment and are vulnerable to criminal gangs in the slums where they live. The sports programme we support here gives them a hope and a future. Thanks to local fundraisers like Jobsite, children are provided with a safe place to go where they can receive training, support and weekly food parcels to take home after each practice.
If you or your workplace would like to raise money for Children on the Edge then please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!