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Rallying Call for Creative Cantonas to Kick Off for Charity

Article date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:44 GMT

Creative CupHosting and colocation firm UKFast is calling for the Rooneys, Ronaldos and Ryan Giggses of Manchester's creative industry to join the biggest football battle Manchester has seen since United and City's Premier League showdown. The cloud expert is the headline sponsor of this year's Creative Cup - a five-a-side football tournament pitting Manchester's digital and creative agencies against each other in the name of charity. Now in its fourth year, the Creative Cup has raised more than £6,000 for Marie Curie, St Ann's Hospice and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. This year the tournament is set to hit the £10k mark with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Society, the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia. UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: "We're really excited to be involved with this year's Creative Cup. Not only are we bringing together Manchester's digital thoughtleaders and boosting some healthy competition in the industry, we're doing it all in the name of a great charity. We're proud to be supporting such a fantastic event." Creative Cup founder & freelance digital designer Ian James Cox said: "It's testament to the success of the Creative Cup that it's returning for a fourth year and this year we're expecting to push past the £10k mark. This year's event is after the summer holidays and it falls on a weekend with no Premier League fixtures, so we're hoping for a good turnout. The event is a great get-together over football and beer; it's something a lot of agencies look forward to." This year's tournament is on Sunday 13th October at the Powerleague in Ardwick with kick-off at 12pm. Teams should arrive at 11:15am to register for the day. Entry fee is £95 per team and all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Society.
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