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Selby Jennings helps raise £3500 in Football Tournament in aid of Link Leisure.

Date: 01 June 2012

On Sunday 24th June, Selby Jennings participated in Recruitment International’s eighth annual 5-a-side football match in aid of Link Leisure, a charity that actively supports people with learning disabilities.

Held at the purpose built Goals 5-a-side venue in Wimbledon, the Tournament kicked off in spectacular fashion with the Selby team quickly stepping up as strong contenders. Playing to win the coveted Recruitment International Colleague Cup, Selby Jennings competed against a group of 38 Recruiters, demonstrating energetic competitive spirit and sportsmanship throughout. Having stormed their way into the Cup Competition, they qualified second in their group , narrowly missing out on the opportunity to compete in the Semi-finals (despite dominating the other 3 matches in their group with 4-0, 4-0 and 3-1 results). Nevertheless, in spite of their result, the Selby team were glad to contribute to raising £3,500 money for the charity.

Link Leisure provides sports, social and recreational activities for children and adults with a broad range of learning disabilities, ranging from mild developmental delay to profound or more complex needs such as cerebral palsy and severe autism. With members ranging from 4 to 70 years of age, charity’s work not only provides activities that satisfy a variety of needs for children and adults alike but also offers members the opportunity to develop their confidence, social skills and to form friendships. “Selby Jennings are committed to giving back to the community in the various Charitable events that we take part in throughout the year and are proud to support Link Leisure, who are doing exceptional work to enhance the quality of life for people with learning disabilities.” Kieran Behan, Executive Director.

Selby Jennings is a leading provider of recruitment solutions to financial institutions across Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. Since inception in 2004, Selby Jennings have been committed to supporting various charities, raising in excess of £35,000 in total for charities in 2011. Their charitable activities include participating in a November sleep-out for Reach Out Charity, growing moustaches for Movember, sporting tournaments for Whizz-Kids, half marathons and charily races for Cleft, Childline and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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