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Archived News  21/06/2018

Cornelian Charity Challenge Cup 2018

On Friday 22nd June, teams from various Finance firms across Edinburgh competed in a five-a-side tournament at the city's World of Football, raising £1,400 for Cornelian's 2018 nominated charity Glendrick Roost.

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup well under way, football has taken centre stage this summer with the beautiful game, as it does every four years, capturing global attention.

However, as the world watched five-time winners Brazil take to the field in St. Petersburg on Friday afternoon, Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange played host to a tournament of its own as sides from Finance firms across the city battled it out at the World of Football.

The tournament featured fifteen teams from Cornelian, Aberdeen Standard Investments (x3), Aegon, Anderson Strathern, Dion, HSBC, Johnston Carmichael, JP Morgan, KPMG (x2), Lindsays, Standard Life Wealth and Stewart Investors - all of whom came together to raise money for Cornelian’s 2018 nominated charity, Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre.

We are delighted to support Glendrick Roost, a small registered Scottish charity in Aberfoyle, which has been entirely self-funded since 2003. They offer a permanent home for rescued animals and work to educate people on animal welfare issues. As well as providing abused, abandoned or neglected animals with a home for life, Glendrick Roost also offer therapeutic activities with groups and individuals, particularly young people and those with special needs. It is the charity’s belief that giving disabled people a chance to handle and be near animals can be an enriching experience and in the case of those suffering from mental health issues, can help to open up channels of communication.

The tournament itself was played in good spirit with the initial round of ten-minute games seeing an abundance of goals across the three group sections. Into the second round, the tournament winner was to be decided between the three group winners, Anderson Strathern, HSBC and Stewart Investors. Strong performances in the second round were enough to seal the title for HSBC on the day, rounding off an impressive afternoon for the side.                                                                                                                                                         

Congratulations to HSBC (pictured above with the Cornelian team) and to all who took part in Friday’s event, which was a huge success, raising £1,400 for Glendrick Roost.

To find out more about Glendrick Roost, the work they do and how to donate or volunteer, please visit http://glendrickroost.org.uk/.

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