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Sports Connections Foundation, Charity Dinner

by | Apr 20, 2016 | Charity

On Thursday the 22nd October, Complete I.T. sponsored Sports Connections Foundation’s first annual black, white and red charity dinner. Sports Connections Foundation are a group of current and former professional sportsmen who are committed to helping educate thousands of children every week, in fun and practical ways, using sport to teach about global citizenship, hardship and poverty that other children face throughout the world.

Complete I.T. have been supporting SCF, since January 2015 and have a close relationship with them made even easier due to the fact they are based next door to our Peterborough office.

Upon arrival the CIT Peterborough team met their guests from Age UK and were introduced to Junior McDougald, ex premiership footballer and co-founder of the Sports Connection Foundation.  During dinner a heart-warming video on the sporting wishes SCF do for children with life limiting illnesses and the work they do for poverty in Africa was played,  ITV correspondent Clare McGlasson also spoke about the work they do having recently filmed a documentary there.

Reece Topley (Cricketer), Carla Humphrey (England Ladies footballer), Craig Mackail-Smith (Ex Peterborough United player), Conor Washington (Peterborough United player) and Arsenal legend Sol Campbell all attended the event to support the charity.

Sol Campbell spoke about the charity and presented a Sporting Wish gift to a young boy, for a VIP day at the Arsenal football ground to meet all this favourite players.

There was a lively interlude from “The Crashing Waiters” who got everyone banging and clashing pots and pans to a rhythm.

To bring the night to a close, there was a big charity auction with some huge prizes. The biggest being the Red Bull anywhere in the world VIP tickets. This stood at £8,500 on the night but will remain open until 1st Dec for the highest bid…..

The night was a huge success and we look forward to attending next year.