Sunday, July 15, 2007

Fundraising Day 2007

With the enthusiasm of Ross Whitelaw and Conrad Scott, the biggest Bellavista Social Club event so far took place on Sat 7th July 2007.

The day kicked off with a 6-a-side football tournament. A big thankyou to Benfield School College of Sporting Excellence for the donation of free use of their astroturf pitches. With the enthusiastic participation of 10 teams, we raised £200 for Bellavista Juventud FC.

Bellavista Juventud FC's El Presidente, Joe Plumb, was in the UK so was honoured to play in the tournament for the Dead Monkeys team, along with old friends from Benet Biscop Catholic High School. Co-organiser Ross was the team captain of PSV Haskoning, with colleagues from Royal Haskoning, and managed to steer his team to the nail-biting Losers Final, and finally lost to penalties to Kenny Jamestown Massacre. Joe presented Ross with the prestigious Losers Medal (yes, just the one to share with the whole team).
Other teams came from far and wide, including teams from Newcastle University and generally our mates from around Newcastle (so actually not that far or wide).


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