Details have been released about hotly-contested industry football tournament, the CPR Cup, which returns in 2022 after a two-year hiatus.
Savills fought off tough competition from Carter Jonas, Strutt & Parker, Hamptons, Chestertons, JLL, Greene & Co and Foxtons to clinch the trophy in 2019, with teams and supporters raising an impressive £5,390 for nominated charity Canine Partners.
Organiser Collins Property Recruitment has confirmed the 2022 tournament will be taking place on Friday 20th May; Powerleague Nine Elms will again be playing host to the one-day event, and LonRes is the official partner.
The money raised to date has helped puppy-in-training Jeffrey to become a fully-fledged Canine Partners assistance dog (read his full story below).
Barry Collins of Collins Property Recruitment said: “We wanted to create something that would be a fun and memorable event, whilst also raising money for an extremely worthy cause.”
- Sponsorship enquiries: Gemma Harris at CPR 020 7435 0309 or [email protected]
- Tournament enquiries: Barry Collins at CPR 020 7435 0309 or [email protected]
- Watch some of the highlights from the 2019 tournament here
About Canine Partners
Canine Partners is a self-funding charity that transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs, bringing a greater independence and quality of life to their partners, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. These life-changing dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence, social interaction and self-esteem.
Jeffrey’s storyThe CPR Cup tournament held in 2019 raised over £5,000, which went towards the sponsorship of a puppy called Jeffrey. It costs £30,000 to fund the entire working life of a canine partners’ assistance dog, which is typically eight years. The funds raised in 2019 have covered the cost of Jeffrey’s first 18 months of puppy training whilst he lived with a volunteer puppy parent. This paid for his insurance, veterinary care, food and equipment as well as professional support from our trainers.
Thankfully, despite the pandemic, we are still able to create new partnerships between disabled people on our waiting list and our specially trained assistance dogs. Jeffrey is in his ninth of 17 weeks of “Advanced Training” at our Southern Centre. Jeffrey spends two to three days a week at the Centre with a trainer and the rest of the time working at home with a volunteer. This helps us work a Covid-secure manner. Jeffrey is a lovely boy, confident, robust and strong.
Further funds raised from the 2022 tournament will either go towards continuing to sponsor Jeffrey or an additional assistance dog.