ECHC Corporate Kick Off September 2022

Royal London Become Inaugural Corporate Kick Off Champions

Business Fives were extremely proud to support the first ever Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity Corporate Kick Off on Thursday 1st September. 11 teams came together to score 234 goals in 32 matches and raise over £4,500 for a fantastic cause.

The day was all about maximising fundraising for ECHC and the Top Fundraiser award was hotly contested. JRW and Royal London and raised £350 and £259 respectively, but it was the team from ABRDN who claimed the award having raised an unbelievable £1,216  for ECHC.

On the pitch, it was the teams from Royal London, ABRDN, Meraki Talent and DWF who made it to the Champions League semi finals. The team from DWF were edged out by Meraki Talent in the first semi final before Royal London beat ABRDN to set up the final.

It was Royal London who secured the title and a chance to represent Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity in Glasgow at the Business Fives National Final in October, with £5,000 in donations up for grabs.

In a close final they ran out 3-2 winners against the Meraki Talent team. They were helped to the title by Gary Nicholson who claimed the top goalscorer award with 17 and Jack Wright who ambassador and Hearts legend Jim Jefferies identified as Player of the Match in the final.

In the Europa League section it was the teams from Nucleus, Accenture Team’s 1 & 2 and Lothian Buses who made the semi finals. After convincing semi final wins it was Nucleus and Team 2 from Accenture who were in the final.

The Final proved to be another great game but it was the Nucleus team who eventually claimed victory to become Europa League winners.

After the football, teams enjoyed a drinks reception and buffet and were treated to some brilliant stories from former Hearts player and manager, Jim Jefferies.

There were also a brilliant raffle prizes up for grabs including a signed Hearts’ football and a £300 voucher for the prestigious Witchery restaurant in Edinburgh.

All this, alongside the glorious sunshine, made the inaugural ECHC Corporate Kick Off a fantastic day and we can’t wait to support again next year!

ECHC Corporate Kick Off Timings

1:45 – Registration and Networking

2:30 – Kick Off

5:00 – Drinks Reception, Buffet, Q&A and prize presentation with Jim Jefferies

ECHC Corporate Kick Off


Top Fundraisers, Top Goalscorer, Ladies Player of the Tournament, Man of the Match in Champions League Final

Health & Safety

Alongside medical support on site as standard for our Business Fives events for any injuries that might arrive we are taking some extra steps to mitigate risks associated with events.

You can follow us on social media and both finals of the Europa League and Champions League will be streamed live. With all the coverage it’s a good time to remind you that you will be representing your company so play with respect.

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By taking part you have all helped us raise over £380,000 through our events which we are absolutely thrilled with and we wish you every success in the tournament.

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