On Sunday 11 August, Venues Event Management, part of Capita Travel and Events, brought together 25 teams from across Capita plc, to enter a charity football match at Wokefield Park, Reading in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Teams from around the country competed to raise over £5,200 for Cancer Research UK, some travelling from Dublin to take part
Swindon based Jonathan Himple, client co-ordinator from Venues Event Management, who organised the event on behalf of Capita plc said, “I’m delighted that so many teams from across the business took part in the event. It was a really competitive day but with plenty of fun thrown in. We’ve also had people in the Swindon office topping up the total raised with sponsored penalty shoot-outs and alternative keepy-uppies which involved keeping a football in the air using any body part other than arms and hands. Other games and activities for children on the day meant that there was something for the whole family to do while raising money for Cancer Research UK.”

Ebbie Elson, Capita’s Cancer Research UK account manager who attended the day said, “The Football Tournament was a fantastic fundraiser which brought Capita employees together from far and wide for a bit of friendly competition. At Cancer Research UK, we are hugely grateful for all the efforts of the organisers, players, and those who helped on the day. Through our partnership, we are raising £200,000 to help beat cancer sooner, and events like this bring us ever closer to our goal. Well done and thank you to everyone!”

Capita Travel and Events is bringing together the leading specialists in business travel, accommodation, meetings and events, to create one powerfully unique business. An established business travel portfolio, incorporating Capita Business Travel, BSI, Expotel and Venues Event Management, allows customers to benefit from a new multi-specialist offer without compromise.

Whether customers choose one specialist service, all of them or a combination, Capita Travel and Events provide trusted and proven expertise through one coherent solution.

With an annual customer turnover in excess of £525m, the combined business employs 900 people across 9 UK sites and provides services for organisations including Santander, BT, Mercedes-Benz, Trader Media Group, EE, Pinsent Masons LLP, Royal Mail Group and E.ON.

Source: Capita Travel and Events