Record number of teams sign up to hospitality's charity football tournament

By Emma Eversham , 29-Jun-2011
Last updated the 29-Jun-2011 at 13:27 GMT

Related topics: Events & Awards, Restaurants, Hotels

A record 48 football teams made up of employees from the UK's top hotels and restaurants, have been signed up to compete in a charity football tournament this September to help raise funds for Springboard.

Last year's winners, The Lancaster Bees from Lancaster London hotel, will be defending their title

Last year's winners, The Lancaster Bees from Lancaster London hotel, will be defending their title

The event, now in its third year, has doubled in size this year and teams from companies such as Gordon Ramsay Holdings, The Dorchester and Caprice Holdings are hoping to raise more than £21k for Springboard to help it promote careers in hospitality to young and disadvantaged people.

Seven-a-side teams will compete for four trophies over the course of the day with last year's winners the Lancaster Bees hoping to defend their champion title.

Organised by recruitment company PJ Search, the tournament will be held on Sunday 18 September at King's House Sports Ground, London, W4 2SH.

A number of attractions for competitors, their colleagues, families and friends will be held alongside the football competition, including a fun fair, climbing wall, quick massages and manicures, a barbecue and live music.

Tickets have been allocated to companies taking part with any extras charged at £1 per ticket. Hotels and restaurants without teams taking part on the day can attend by paying £330 for 33 tickets. Any extras are charged at £1 per ticket.

To keep up to date on the event visit www.facebook.com/pages/Haccc-Festival/107396839278935 .

Businesses submitting teams are:

Andaz Hotel

Apex Hotels

Britannia International

Browns Hotel

Caprice Holdings

Cavendish Hotel

Cheval Residences

Claridges

Corinthia Hotel

Crowne Plaza St James

D and D Restaurants

Doyle Bloomsbury Hotel

Doyle Marylebone Hotel

Dukes Hotel

Firmdale Hotels

Gordon Ramsay Holdings

Grosvenor Victoria Hotel

Guoman Cumberland Hotel

Guoman Tower

Halkin Hotel

Hempel Hotel

Hilton on Park Lane

Holiday Inn Forum

Hoxton Hotel

Hyatt Regency Churchill

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

K West Hotel & Spa

Lancaster London

Langham Hotel

Metropolitan Hotel

Mint Hotels

Morgan’s Hotels

One Great George Street

Park Plaza County Hall

Park Plaza Victoria

Red Carnation Hotel

Royal Garden Hotel

St Ermins Hotel

Starwood Hotels

Swissotel The Howard

The Cadogan Hotel

The Connaught

The Dorchester

The Goring

The Ritz

The Stafford

Victoria Services Club

Wyndham Grand

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