24th July 2018
The O’Keefe Group today announced that its 21 Together football tournament 2018 has raised over £10,000 for one of its key charity partners, 21 Together, as part of its Community Foundation programme.
Thanks to the generous support of the sponsors and families and supporters who donated, this figure represents another successful annual fundraiser for the group.
The six-a-side football tournament took place at a packed-out K-Sports in Aylesford, Kent on Saturday 21st July 2018. It saw the newly crowned National Down’s Syndrome champions Charlton Athletic Upbeats play a superb demonstration game as a curtain- raiser, in which they triumphed over an O’Keefe “invitation” team by 2-0. The main event saw 14 teams of sponsors from a range of businesses across the construction industry come together to play an enthralling football tournament which was eventually won by Ightham. The purpose of the event was to raise vital funds and increase awareness for 21 Together, a charity which supports children with Down’s syndrome. Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society, and MP for Chatham and Aylesford, Tracey Crouch also came along to show her support for the event.
Patrick O’Keefe, CEO of the O’Keefe Group, said: “We said we wanted to put on a fantastic fundraising sporting event for 21 Together and we did just that! Thank you to everyone who came to the event or donated on the day. You helped make it one of our greatest fundraisers so far. I am enormously proud of what we’re achieving through our Community Foundations programme and how we’re helping to make a difference.”
Mike Tynan, construction manager for event partner Redrow homes said: “Supporting such a wonderful charity like 21 together is so important to Redrow Homes South East and being part of such a brilliant event which has helped to raise so much money for 21 Together is truly an inspiration.”
Jo Aiyathurai, 21 Together trustee said: “The money raised through this tournament will help 21 Together to make a massive difference and fund key communication workshops which will equip the children with vital skills. This programme has already made a massive difference to all of the children and we’re looking forward to doing more with the O’Keefe Group’s Community Foundations programme and Redrow to make more of a difference.”