Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match 2014
The 2014 Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match was the 10th anniversary of the event and raised over £32,000 for Barnardos.
The annual fundraiser saw the match return to its roots at the John Charles Centre for Sport where a close game with few chances ended at 1-1 after full time. Penalties followed with the Yorkshire Property Professionals ending victorious for the second year running; a side made up of clients and other property professionals.
The football match was recorded by Black Box and played to the attendees of the dinner at The Queens later in the evening. This included a live recording of an ice bucket challenge for 3 players who had celebrated their testimonial match playing in every game since the very beginning.
Man of the Match was awarded to James Pank of Auction House.
The Queens Hotel was once again attended by over 400 people and thousands were raised for children’s charity Barnardo’s. The auction saw guests bid for lots including a luxury yacht sailing round the Greek Islands, a trip to Vegas and many other prizes.
Jonny Phillips, the founder of the event, said: “This year was special as it was the 10th anniversary. It was good to take the match back to where it all began. The penalties added excitement to an otherwise competitive stalemate of a game.
The evening event, as usual, did not disappoint, and many thanks go to James Mason as this year’s compere and Black Box for the video and films which gave the event a new lease of life. Long may the property community keep supporting this event so we can continue raising significant amounts of money for charity whilst having some fun along the way.”
Sponsors included: Walker Morris, Towngate, Bruntwood, Blacks Solicitors, Harworth Estates and MEPC.
Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match 2013
The 2013 Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match raised close to £40,000 for the first time in its history.
The annual fundraiser saw the Yorkshire Property Agents lose by three goals to nil to Yorkshire Property Professionals; a side made up of clients and other property professionals.
The football match was held at MEPC’s Wellington Place scheme and saw Mason provide live commentary to the crowd who came to cheer on their colleagues taking part in the match.
Man of the Match was awarded to Tony Pleasants of Bowman Riley.
At the celebratory dinner afterwards at The Queens Hotel, attended by 400 people, thousands was raised for children’s charity Barnardo’s. The auction saw guests bid for lots including a luxury stay at the Villa Marrakesh, a trip to Vegas, sports memorabilia, and a Land Rover experience with an overnight stay at The Coniston Hotel in North Yorkshire.
Jonny Phillips, of the organising committee, said: “This year’s event surpassed all expectations. The match was competitive and saw a first win for Jack Lunn’s Carl Wright, who manages the Yorkshire Property Professionals – Clients Team.
The dinner was really good fun and many thanks go to Lyndsay Burns for hosting the proceedings. “It’s fantastic that the property community is so behind this event and long may it continue.”
Sponsors included: Gordons, Walker Morris, Towngate, Harworth Estates, Norland, Shepherd Group, Barclays and MEPC.
Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match 2012
In 2012 Property and business professionals from across Yorkshire helped raise more than £25,000 for charity at the Yorkshire Property Charity Football match and dinner. TV comedian Milton Jones joined former professional footballer and Sky Sports pundit, Dale Tempest, as well as a host of businessmen from across the county for a match that saw Yorkshire Property Agents beat Yorkshire Property Professionals 6-4.
David Woolman of Town Centre Securities scored a hat-trick for the Professionals team, but the man of the match award was awarded to Agents goal scorer, Matt Lapianka, of Savills, by Wellington Place marketing manager, Dominique Simcox. Milton Jones then performed at a special sports-themed post-match dinner for more than 400 people at The Queen’s Hotel in Leeds, where auction prizes included a trip to Las Vegas, a signed Manchester United football shirt and a shirt signed by the country’s top referees, which was kindly donated by match-day referee, Martin Atkinson.
The match was played on the purpose built, full sized football pitch at MEPC’s Wellington Place scheme. Ms Simcox said: “This is the second time we have hosted this match. It is such a fantastic event and it’s great to get everyone together and competing for such worthwhile charities. “It was great that so many people wanted to get behind this event again this year and helped to raise much-needed funds for Barnardo’s and The Yorkshire Cancer Centre. “Although it was all in the name of charity, the teams really gave it everything they had during the match and did themselves and their companies proud. “As you would expect, some of Milton Jones’s skills kept both the opposition and his team mates guessing, but his real star turn was at the dinner, where he had everybody there crying with laughter.”
Organising committee member Jonny Phillips added: “We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the game and attended the dinner. “It was a fantastic occasion and really demonstrated the generous nature of business people in Yorkshire.”
Sponsors for the match included Norland, MEPC and Towngate