Investment managers from Brewin Dolphin took to the football pitch recently and proved that spending your days immersed in finance doesn’t mean you can’t enthral a crowd with your footie skills.
Taking on the might of the Plymouth Argyle Legends, Brewin Dolphin’s All Stars team rose to the daunting challenge at Bude Town Football Club and scored three goals to the Legends’ four. Nail-biting to the very end, both sides found the net in the final few moments, but it was the former professionals who ultimately scooped the 4-3 victory.
The match was organised in aid of Jay’s Aim, a charity set up in memory of Jay Osborne, a Brewin Dolphin investment manager who died suddenly at the age of 28 whilst out running. £637.51 was raised on the gate and Brewin Dolphin will match this amount.
“We’re delighted that the game went so well,” said Brewin Dolphin’s Exeter-based Jon Crompton, a former colleague of Jay’s. “I think it’s fair to say that we were a bit daunted by the prospect of taking on players like ex Northern Ireland striker Warren Feeney but we bonded as a team and, although we would have loved to win, are pleased the final result was close. We’re also very happy that our efforts have succeeded in raising significant funds for such an important charity.”
Jay’s Aim raises awareness of the risks of cardiac arrest in the young and has recently installed a defibrillator at the football club where the game was played.
“We would like to thank all the players for providing such brilliant entertainment, whilst also raising funds to help our work,” said Dan Osborne, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Jay’s Aim, which operates throughout the South West. “It was an excellent event that I think everyone enjoyed.”
With offices in Exeter, Plymouth and Truro, Brewin Dolphin has so far raised nearly £10000 for the Jay’s Aim charity.