Get your footy fix by supporting the Ticketmaster team in an epic 6-a-side tournament that raises money for Nordoff Robbins music therapy. You'll never see a finer set of footballing wizards grace the hallowed turf of Selhurst Park.
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Here are all the deets about the Nordoff Robbins Charity Cup...
Date: 16 May 2018 at Selhurst Park
Place: Selhurst Park, home of Crystal Palace FC
The event: It's a 6-a-side tournament. Our team will get to use the official changing rooms at the Crystal Palace FC grounds as well as have post-match tunnel interviews. The top two teams at the end of the round robin 6-a-side tournament will play a full 11-a-side final match to decide the day's winner.
The Ticketmaster team: Edd Leigh, Ryan Christian, Nick Jackson, Chris Tsangarides, Stephen Muldoon, George Hellens, Tom Cummins, Tom Common, Annie Callaghan, Amy De Petro, Jonathan West, James Dickson
The other teams: Blou Construction, BW Workplace, Close Brothers, Connor Broadley, Dr Martens, gh05t, Hard Rock Café, Management 16, Marsh & Parsons, Nordoff Robbins, The O2
Ticketmaster has been a long-term supporter of Nordoff Robbins, who provide and promote the skilled use of music with individuals, groups and communities who are challenged by disability, illness or injustice. Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. They support thousands of people in their own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. When delivered by a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, reduce anxiety for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing terminal illness.
In addition to the participating in the Nordoff Robbins Charity Cup, a charity bingo night is also in the works for 3 May in the Imperial at Ticketmaster UK's Angel office.
Plus, on 25 April two Ticketmaster team members from Marketing, James Dickson and Tom Common, will attend the Nordoff Robbins: Access All Areas event. It's an opportunity for them to take a peek behind the scenes and get a better understanding of the amazing work Nordoff Robbins does. In addition to learning about upcoming activities and seeing highlights from last year, they'll get to take part in a musical experience delivered by one of the brilliant music therapists.
Fundraising events like these enable Nordoff Robbins to deliver more music therapy sessions, helping to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable and isolated people each year.
This month we catch up with Matt Buttell, Ticketmaster UK’s Content Manager, to learn about his experiences in the industry – and his love for West End theatre!