For the fourth year in a row, we will be running an annual 5-a-side charity Football Tournament, in memory of Dan ‘The Legend’ Fletcher, who sadly passed away in 2016.
The competitive and good-natured tournament will kick off from 6.30pm on Wednesday 17th July, at Nottingham’s Powerleague pitches. With a minimum of 25 teams competing, each team will play at least four games in the groups, with the potential to progress to the knockout phase. Our incredible partners at Hunger Foods will also be in attendance for players and supporters to purchase food from, we recommend the Brazilian chicken!
The event is organised by our Head of Accountancy & Finance, Ryan Jaiswal, Rob Carmichael (Senior Marketing Manager at Vision Express) and Luke King (Finance Manager at Vision Express); as well as support from many other colleagues across Distinct and Dan’s former company, Vision Express. Commenting ahead of the event, Ryan said; “Dan was the most fun-loving guy and initially, we really wanted to honour him in a way that he would have wanted and would have enjoyed himself. So far, we have raised a tremendous amount of money and each year the tournament has gotten bigger and better which is something we really want to continue, not just for the players but for the people who come to watch and support. For Distinct, we have the resource to bring together different local companies and everybody really enjoys the friendly competition for such an amazing cause.”
With the tournament less than 8 weeks away, it is Ryan’s aim to have over thirty teams compete and raise more money than ever before. Dan was a big supporter of the Teenage Cancer Trust, having beaten cancer twice in his life previously, and all money raised for the event will be donated to this fantastic charity.
The fee to enter the tournament is just £10 per player, and teams will be able to enter up until the first week of July. There are no limitations on who can enter the tournament or how many teams from each company. For more information and to enter your team, please contact Ryan Jaiswal at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate to the event and support the Teenage Cancer Trust, please visit Dan Fletcher’s memorial page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/danfletchermemorial