The headquarters of Devon FA in Newton Abbot was the proud host of a special event that combined football with raising funds for the Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF). 

The CCG & Saints Southwest Charity Football Tournament held on a sunny day in the heart of the South West, brought together football enthusiasts, young and old, in a remarkable display of unity and competition.  

The event, which drew over 160 players from across the region, proved to be an astounding success, both on the field and off it, raising an impressive £9,691.67 for the ELF.

Gary Moore, Development Manager at ELF, was ecstatic about the outcome. He said: "I cannot stress how vast this amount is for a small local charity, so everyone should be incredibly proud of their achievements. Thank you all for your hard work!"

Teams from local businesses and football clubs gave their all, displaying not just their love for the game but also their commitment to helping those in need.

Rob Clements, Director of CCG Decorators, one of the event's key sponsors, expressed his gratitude for the success of the tournament. He stated: "The support from our community was beyond our expectations. It's inspiring to see how our passion for football can make such a significant impact on charitable causes."

Mark Titchard, Director of Saints Southwest, summed up the essence of this incredible tournament, saying, "Football has an incredible power to bring people together. This event has demonstrated that beautifully. We're excited to keep the tradition going, bringing our community together to make a real difference."

The CCG & Saints Southwest Charity Football Tournament is more than just a sporting event; it's a testament to what can be achieved when individuals, businesses, and local communities unite for a greater cause.  

Mark your calendars for July 27, 2024, when the next event will also be staged at Coach Road in Newton Abbot, and let's continue to make a positive impact in the South West while enjoying the beautiful game of football. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most.