Football related events have recently proven to be some of the most successful ways to raise money for charity. Not surprisingly, the charity football matches that we have chosen to write about took place in the UK since the UK is famous for its football and also for its variety of charity events organized each year.
Confero and Soccer Aid
Confero is an outsourced call center working with people from the commercial as well as the charitable field. From 2006 to 2018, Confero sponsored five soccer charity matches. Their soccer event in 2018 appeared to be the most considerable Soccer Aid for UNICEF. 100% of the public donations went for the protection of children in danger around the world.
There were around 70 Conero employees who volunteered to cover phone calls to process donations from UK Public and thus support Soccer Aid for Unicef.
The UK government also contributed to the cause by matching every pound donated by the public, which means that they doubled the difference for the children in danger.
Chelsea FC Champions of Change Cup
Chelsea FC Champions of Change competition took place in May 2016. The event raised 500,000 pounds for a program in Colombia called Champions of Change. Chelsea’s charity partner Plan International supported the Colombian program and made the event possible.
The charity match took place at Stamford Bridge. A lot of teams from around the country came to support the cause by taking part in the competition.
The Homeless World Cup 2016
The Homeless World Cup support around 73 projects around the world, among which are The International Referee Program and several street football programs.
Every year the event brings together more than 500 participants who have at some point in their lives been homeless. The matches take place in stadiums, specially built for that purpose in the centers of the host cities.
The most famous Homeless World Cup was a massive and very well-organized event that took place in 2016 in Glasgow. It was in the form of a competition of a series of matches from 10th to 16th of July. There were 64 teams from 52 countries that took part in the tournament.
Indie Music Cup 2016
The Indie Music Cup is a celebration of football, music, and kindness. The fifth Independent Music Cup tournament took place in July, 2019.32 groups of independent music companies competed for the chosen cause – War Child. An interesting fact is that the teams were mixed-gender.
War Child FC has aimed at supporting the children who have been affected by conflict. The amount of raised money for the cause was 13,771 pounds.
Seymours Estate Agents Keepy Uppy Challenge
Seymours Estate Agents started a fun football charity campaign in 2016. It is very different from the tournaments mentioned above. Taking part in Seymours Keepy Uppy challenge involved doing as many keepy uppies with a football as possible and filming yourself. At the end of the video, people had to nominate the charity that they had chosen and invite three friends to join the cause. The winner raised 2,000 pounds for their chosen charity.