A Kingdom L A Support contract manager is arranging a charity football tournament to help raise much needed funds for medical supplies in Ukraine
The tournament is being organised by one of our contract managers Courtney Gray who came up with the idea when she was trying to think of a way that she could raise vital funds for this much needed cause. Courtney said: ‘The UN’s High Commission for Refugees estimates that one million people are displaced within Ukraine, and that a total of 12 million will need humanitarian help. These numbers are shocking, and I couldn’t just sit around and do nothing. I wanted to find a way that I could get others involved in raising funds and that was where the idea for the football tournament was born.’
Since the war in Ukraine started at the end of February 2022 it is estimated that over 1,100 civilians have been killed and over 3,500 civilians have been injured with hundreds of them children. Many hospitals have been bombed and damaged along with access routes for medical supplies being cut off. The vital funds that Courtney is trying to raise will help those innocent people who are being injured during this terrible conflict.
Courtney is currently looking for colleagues from Kingdom L A Support and the local authorities that we partner with to form teams and enter themselves into the tournament. Explaining more about how the tournament will work Courtney says: ‘We will be doing 5 or 7 a side teams depending on how many applicants we get. The tournament will end with a semi-final and a final after which 3 trophies will be handed out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.’
There is an entry fee for each team along with a donation page for those who might not want to get on the pitch but still want to help. Courtney explained how important the donations are saying: ‘Our donations will help to provide portable accessible food, warm blankets, as well as hygiene items and medical supplies. Thousands of those displaced are facing appalling conditions as they make the critical journey to neighbouring host countries. Mothers with babies are forced to wait in below-freezing temperatures with no shelter, while women report being stuck at borders for days without shelter or sanitation.’
Courtney's passion and dedication to this event and her support for the charity is evident and shines though. She finishes by saying: ‘I believe us as individuals and employees of Kingdom LAS can contribute toward helping those that are desperately in need by aiming to raise as much money as we can to support the humanitarian effort.’
To find out more about the tournament please contact Courtney via email –