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Swan raises over £2,000 for their Foyers at their annual charity football tournament


Charity football

Basildon Borough Council walk away winners

Swan Housing Association were thrilled last week to raise over £2,000 for its Foyers in Basildon and Romford, after hosting a charity football tournament at the prestigious Leyton Orient Football Ground.

22 teams, consisting of local authorities, architects, contractors and other partner organisations of Swan, joined in the event which saw Basildon Borough Council walk away victorious, beating consultants Altair in a penalty shootout in the final.

The £2,000 raised from entry fees, will now be donated to Swan's Foyers, supported housing schemes for young people aged 16-25 - Swan House Foyer and Dove Cott in Basildon and Heather Court in Romford - where the residents have opted to buy projectors, to enable them to continue their learning and development on large screens … and more importantly have film nights together!

Pete Watts, Director of Care and Support, Swan Housing Association said:

What a fantastic event! I was delighted to see so many organisations take part in the tournament and support such a fantastic cause. Our Foyers truly change lives and the money raised will enable us to further increase our residents learning and development, but also enable more communal fun activities. Thank you to all who participates - I look forward to seeing you next year!"

Mayor of Basildon, Cllr David Burton-Sampson, said:

This was an excellent event in aid of a very worthy cause and I was delighted to see that the Basildon Council team emerged as victors. Well done to Swan for organising it and everyone who took part."

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