Charity Christmas Clash between Enra and MT Finance raises £20,000

Enra Specialist Finance and MT Finance joined forces on Thursday 16th December to play a Christmas charity football match to raise funds for two great children's charities; Great Ormond Street Hospital and Spread a Smile.

Dubbed the "Charity Christmas Clash", the seven-aside game was cheered on by staff from both specialist finance firms as well as members of the fundraising teams from both charities.

The losing team had agreed to donate £5,000 split equally between each charity. However, in true Christmas spirit, the winners have decided to match the donation - bringing the total donation from both MT Finance and Enra to £10,000.

In addition to this, a Just Giving page was set up to raise as much extra money as possible, the current total is an amazing £20,000.

After a closely fought but friendly match, the final score was Enra 5 and MT Finance 0.

Enra's charity is Spread a Smile, which brings joy and laughter to seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families during long hospital stays. MT Finance was supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Danny Waters, CEO of Enra Specialist Finance, commented: "As a business, we are committed to supporting a variety of charities through annual donations and fundraising activities. We decided it would be a good idea in the run up to Christmas to get together and enjoy some healthy competition in this football match while raising money for good causes.

"Spread a Smile and Great Ormond Street Hospital are two fantastic charities that work closely together to help children and their families. It was a great match and people have been very generous in helping us raise an amazing amount of money so far."

Joshua Elash, director at MT Finance, commented after the game: "We are delighted to have had the opportunity to raise a phenomenal amount of money for two amazing charities which are close to our heart.

"A huge thanks to Danny Waters and the Enra Group for the game and also credit to the marketing teams at both companies who managed to turn a Thursday night football game into a hugely successful charitable event. We are very proud to have participated and look forward to a rematch!"

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