Charity netball tournament raises cash for Lineham Farm

10th June 2008
Charity netball tournament raises cash for Rodney an friends

Businesses from across Leeds came together for the first Callcredit Information Group Netball Tournament on Saturday 7th June. Teams from Hammonds, Baker Tilly, Shulmans, Lee & Priestley and Callcredit Information Group battled it out with local supporters on the sidelines cheering the teams on. The tournament came to a head with a dramatic final between law firm Shulmans and CIGnature, a team from Callcredit Information Group, with Shulmans emerging the overall winners, netting 19 goals to Cignature's 5.

The tournament raised over £200 for local charity Lineham Farm Children's Centre, who provide disadvantaged children with free activity holidays on their farm based near Eccup, Leeds. The money raised at the tournament will be used to sponsor eight animals that live on the farm, including Rodney the goat, Malachi the shire horse and Nelson the quirky turkey. The sponsorship money will ensure that the animals are fed, watered and cared for for a whole year.

After a well deserved buffet lunch Hannah Scott, Events Coordinator at Lineham Farm, presented the teams with goody bags and trophies for their efforts and commented,

"All the teams that took part in the competition played to a high standard, and said they had lots of fun. It is fantastic when companies like Callcredit organise events in aid of Lineham Farm as all the money raised really does help us to continue to provide free 'access for all' holidays in the countryside for the children of Leeds".

Mike Green, Chief Executive at Callcredit Information Group said,

"Our first annual netball tournament was a fantastic success, with all six teams showcasing excellent team spirit and sportmanship. We are immensely proud to be supporting Lineham Farm Children's Centre, and as a local charity based in Leeds, we look forward to visiting the animals we have sponsored."

If you're based in the local area and are interested in putting forward a team for next year's tournament, please contact Jo Newbould on 0113244155 or Joanne.Newbould@callcredit.co.uk


Callcredit Information Group is an arm of Skipton Building Society and comprises the following subsidiaries:

- Callcredit - consumer credit reference agency
- EuroDirect - direct marketing information and systems
- GMAP Consulting - international market analysis
- Legatio - data solutions
- Decision Metrics - credit risk management
- Broadsystem - marketing communications and database solutions


Each year, over 1,200 deserving local children in need of a break benefit from an exciting and fascinating free activity holiday at Lineham Farm with caring centre workers, extensive woodland, wetland and many rare breeds of farm animals. The stay includes a varied programme of activities, which include animal care, environmental studies, mountain biking, climbing archery and art. Each year Lineham Farm need to raise funds to provide all the running costs of the farm.

This year our budget is to raise £100,000 through donations. If you'd like to make a donation to Lineham Farm please call Hannah Scott on 0113 2817880 or visit our website www.linehamfarm.co.uk