Long-term supporters of Claire House Children’s Hospice, B&M Waste Services, have chosen to sponsor the Claire House Cup for a fourth year running.
The event, which is organised by Jackie Wild, is in memory of her son Elliot who passed away in 2011, at the age of nine, following a battle with leukaemia.
Jackie and her family set up the Claire House Cup to raise money for Claire House who cared for Elliot during the last few weeks of his life.
Entering its eighth year, the tournament welcomes a host of teams to take part in a weekend of football with over 3,000 people attending over the two days.
David Curtis, Director at B&M Waste Services said; “As long term supporters of Claire House we’re proud to sponsor the event for yet another year. It’s great to see the sheer delight on the faces of all the children and proud families and friends watching them compete to win this now regionally recognised and coveted cup.
“Claire House Children’s Hospice need fundraising and support from businesses and families alike, to achieve their mission to reach every dying child in our region and beyond, and every penny raised really does help. Let’s hope the weather holds up and the event is even more successful than last year.”
Speaking about the sponsorship, Jessica Campbell, Partnerships Manager at Claire House, said; “We were over the moon to hear that B&M Waste Services have chosen to sponsor the Claire House Cup for the fourth year running! The team at B&M Waste are long-term supporters of Claire House Children’s Hospice and have always shared our ambition to reach every seriously ill child and their family who needs hospice care and support.
“Jackie and her family, as well as all the volunteers work so hard to make sure that it’s an amazing weekend for everyone involved, so we’d like to say a massive thank you to B&M Waste Services for helping to make this event possible.”
This year, the event takes place across the weekend of the 15th and 16th June 2019 on the Ocean Fields at Wirral Rugby Club.
The Saturday will see the under 6s, under 8s, under 10s and under 12s compete, with Sunday hosting the under 7s, under 9s, under 11s and under 13s matches.