On Thursday 17th May 2018, the annual Oil Aid fundraising football tournament will kick off once again at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge in aid of The Prince’s Trust and Greenhouse Sport.
Each year, 24 football teams, comprised of members from the oil & gas industry, competed in a series of friendly seven-a-side matches for the chance to be crowned the champions of ‘Oil Aid 2018’ and take home the highly-coveted trophy.
The day begins with a private football match between two of the event’s founding members, Michael Holland & Bob Finch with special guest in a friendly but competitive match.
After a long day of commendable effort, the 2017 winner, was team from Oil Brokerage managed by James McNicol and captained by Paul Woods were victorious. Players and special guests are then invited for a much-deserved drinks reception overlooking the iconic Chelsea Football pitch. Here everyone has a chance to catch their breath, catch-up with other members of the industry, and browse through this year’s incredible selection of auction prizes.
Following on, Oil Aid co-founder Bob Finch opens the Gala Dinner with a few words to commemorate the incredible work 12 years of loyalty and support Oil Aid has received, without which the charity could not have continued to support its very worthy beneficiaries. As dinner begins, the silent auction gets underway and guests will hopefully furiously battle for the winning bid from electronic tablets supplied at each table. Half-ways through the evening, our main auction take place, with incredible lots ranging from luxury holidays, exclusive dining experiences and sought-after luxury items. We were delighted with the amount of money we raise through this.
Following the excitement of the main auction, guests is commanded to give their attention to our special guest who is invited up to the stage for a Q & A. The evening gently came to a close with a fantastic flurry of last minute bids on the silent auction, before guests settled into their seats to socialise for the last remaining hour.
Overall the event was an outstanding success. Feedback from participants and guests has been phenomenally positive, with many claiming that last year was the best ever yet, only giving us more motivation to make the this one even better…watch this space!
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