Charities to try out rugby match

Jeff Ball and and Mick Mantelli, Newcastle Thunder head coach.
Jeff Ball and and Mick Mantelli, Newcastle Thunder head coach.

A host of charities are set to benefit thanks to the generosity of a local wealth management firm.

Brewin Dolphin has given away 1,000 tickets to the forthcoming Kingstone Press Championship 1 match between Newcastle Thunder and York City Knights on May 20.

The match, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, will take place at Kingston Park and is being dubbed Magic Friday.

Investment manager Jeff Ball, who is also chairman of local rugby league club Cramlington Rockets, was thrilled with the response to the offer of ten tickets per registered charity, meaning 100 charities are set to benefit.

Jeff said: “To have been able to give 1,000 people from local charities the chance to have a night at the rugby has been really exciting.

“We work with a number of charities at Brewin Dolphin and realise just how important it is to recognise the work that they do in the community and also to give them a little something to reward those that work so hard for them throughout the year.

“I know how much enjoyment rugby league can give all the family through my work with the Rockets and it is great that Brewin Dolphin was able to extend that to so many others.”

Charities from as far as Alnwick in the north of the region and Stockton in the south will be making their way to Kingston Park.

Jeff added: “There are charities of all sizes from all over going and we let the charities decide how best to use the tickets.”

“Some are taking their volunteers and staff to say thank you, some are taking disadvantaged children who have never been to a sporting event and some have used the tickets to fundraise or as prizes.

“With it already set to be a fun, family atmosphere, to have so many people that make a real difference to those less fortunate in one place will no doubt make it a night to remember.”

If you want to find out more about how Brewin Dolphin helps charities invest, or future events, contact Jeffrey Ball on 0191 279 7545 or jeffrey.ball@brewin.co.uk