SPF: What We’ve Been Up To

Last edited 21 March, 2024
Guest Blog
1 min read.

This year has been a wonderful one and we’ve been working on some amazing projects!

We are extremely proud to be sponsored with The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (SPF), who are dedicated to finding a cure for Leukaemia and other cancers. The Head of the foundation and ex Aston Villa player, Stiliyan Petrov, has inspired us to devote our effort to spreading awareness for this fantastic cause.

After being diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia in 2012, Stiliyan has made it his life’s mission to help others who are in the same position that he was. He has arranged many charity events with the intention of inspiring millions to unite as one to find a cure. We’ve had the utmost pleasure of being involved in a number of them and helping to spread awareness.

SPF teamed up with the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Teenage Cancer Trust at Moor Hall Golf Club on 24th June and raised a mind-blowing £23,000 for the individual causes. The day involved 18th holes of intense golf by 44 PGA professionals and over 130 amateurs, a charity auction with some unbelievable prizes, delicious ice cream and more!

Most recently SPF have joined with The Battle Fund to produce a charity match between Petrov XI and BattleFund XI on the 12th July at Boldmere St. Michaels.

The Battle Fund’s aim is to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in honour of Tom Stevenson (the Captain) who was diagnosed with MND in 2013.

Stiliyan’s team is filled with footballing legends like Lee Hendrie, Chris Sutton and more. Football fanatics were given the chance to bid to play alongside them. Four outfield positions were up for grabs and the ever coveted manager’s spot. Bids totalled to £650 for players and a whopping £1000 bid for the manager spot! It’s sure to be an exciting match, all for two great causes.

Stay tuned for more great campaigns with SPF!

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