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The Mayfair 5-a-Side Charity Football Tournament

The Mayfair 5-a-Side Charity Football Tournament

Last year here at Mayfair Fire & Security, we were arranging a football match with our sister company First County Monitoring and suddenly had an idea.

We thought why not see if other businesses in the area would like to take part and we could maybe raise some money for a local charity at the same time?

So, lo and behold, the creation of The Mayfair 5-a-Side Charity Football Tournament on 11am, Saturday 9th May at Selby College.

Our Chosen Charity – Sleepsafe Selby

We were talking in the office about how sport brings people together, whether it is the women’s football world cup, the rugby world cup or even watching the curling during the winter Olympics.

Sport has a knack of getting everyone to forget about their troubles and differences for a few hours and we can all cheer and boo during the exciting experience, instead of arguing with each other about Brexit, Big Brother or whose turn it is to put the bins out this week.

With that in mind, we also thought along with bringing people together in our local community, we could also give something back to a local charity.

Figures from Shelter show that there were an estimated 320,000 homeless people in the UK last year and if that wasn’t shocking enough, they also estimated that there would be 135,000 children in temporary accommodation during the Christmas period.

All if this helped us to decide that would donate the proceeds of our Mayfair 5-a-Side Charity Football Tournament to Sleepsafe Selby.

Sleepsafe Selby are a small group of volunteers dedicated to helping anybody who is struggling to find a home. Their inspirational idea is to “To to acquire a piece of land on the outskirts of Selby to set up our charity, we will be looking for local landowners / businesses or the council to help us achieve this.”

They will then turn a shipping container on the piece of land into a hub for the homeless that will provide a bed, a meal, warm clothes and washing facilities.

They hope to eventually have 5 homeless hubs that will be available from 5pm till 10am every day, to help encourage a daily routine and provide advice and guidance on finding a more permanent place to stay.

They are an entirely non-profit organisation that rely on donations and grants for funding. We are sure you will agree that it such a worthy cause to help those less privileged than us in our local community, especially during the long, cold winter months.

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Teams In The Mayfair 5-a-Side Charity Football Tournament

Well, apart from us of course, the list of businesses taking part is increasing all the time but let’s have a look at who is taking part so far…

Selby College

Our partners in arranging and hosting the Mayfair 5-a-Side CharityFootball Tournament, Selby College are “Meeting the needs of the local community we serve is our priority and therefore Selby College provides a wealth of courses and clear progression routes.”

They have fantastic facilities and wide variety of different courses and qualifications on offer and we would definitely recommend paying them a visit to see for yourself.

Rainbow IT

Based in Selby, Rainbow IT are an experienced IT solutions company who can provide a wide range of technology and communications based solutions.

Their services include IT Support, Telephone System, Network Infrastructure, Internet Services, Phone handsets and Mobile Phone Packages.

So, if you are looking at upgrading your IT or telephone equipment or just want some technical IT Support then hop on over to their website and give them a call.

Drax Power Station

If you live in or around Selby, you will most probably have seen Drax Power Station on your travels. They are a global force who have stations all over the UK and America.

They specialise in Pellet Production, Power Generation and B2B Energy Supply. Also, in a time when the population are more and more worried about the effects of climate change, they have an admirable aim to “Become carbon negative by 2030.”

The Selby Times

We are sure you have read or at least of heard of our weekly local newspaper The Selby Times, their brilliant reporting on issues in our community make it a must read for any Selby resident.

As they say on their website “The newspaper focuses on local events, issues, people and places. If it’s happening in our area, it’s on our pages.”

Along with taking part in our football tournament they will also be proving a post-match report with all the highlights.

Dennis King Electrical

Electrical Installers with over 12 years’ experience in the business, Dennis King Electrical are based in Bishopthorpe and can solve any electrical problem, big or small. Give them a call on 01904 700334 to find out how they can help you.

The Skills Network

One of the best providers of online learning in the UK, The Skills Network “Delivers a number of state-of-the-art products and services to colleges, local authorities and training providers.” Have a look at their website to see all the different courses they can offer.

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Tickets And Donations

We are accepting more teams if you would like to take part and even if you can’t, we are looking for donations for prizes or help on the day.

So, if you would like to help, please let us know. Tickets are £5 and to buy some, donate prizes, or general enquiries, please contact

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