Who will be crowned industry football champs in 2020?


London agencies get set to fight it out for the 2020 CPR Cup, which was won this year by Savills in an event that raised £5,500 for Canine Partners

Following the success of this year’s inaugural industry football tournament, the CPR Cup, organisers have revealed some early details about next year’s event.

Savills fought off tough competition from Carter Jonas, Strutt & Parker, Hamptons, Chestertons, JLL, Greene & Co and Foxtons to clinch the trophy in February, with teams and supporters raising an impressive £5,500 for nominated charity Canine Partners.

Collins Property Recruitment, organiser of the LonRes-sponsored event, has confirmed the next tournament will be taking place on Friday 20th March 2020, adding that the money raised to date has helped sponsor puppy-in-training Jeffrey to become a fully-fledged Canine Partners assistance dog (read his full story below).

Agencies interested in applying or finding out more about next year’s event are invited to email [email protected] for full details.

Barry Collins of Collins Property Recruitment: “Once again we’d like to thank all the teams for taking part in the inaugural 2019 CPR Cup. We’re delighted to have created a fun, competitive and memorable event, whilst raising money for an extremely worthy cause. Plans have commenced for the 2020 CPR Cup, which will be held on the 20th March 2020, so other teams will have a chance to rival Savills for the #TheCPRCup.”

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. These amazing dogs bring 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.

The amount raised at the football tournament exceeded expectations, and has helped to sponsor puppy-in-training Jeffrey to become a Canine Partners assistance dog.

Born on 8th April 2019, Jeffrey is six months old and lives with his puppy parent in Gloucestershire. He’ll stay there until he’s around 14-16 months old, then he will go on to start his Advanced Training at one of the Canine Partners Training Centres. Following this, he will then be carefully matched with someone on the charity’s waiting list, and will begin his life-changing work.

Jeffrey is making good progress with basic tasks and commands, and his recall is developing nicely. The other focus of his current training is to become well socialised, so he is visiting all the places he is likely to go when he is older, and has enjoyed visiting country shows, and seeing a wide variety of animals at a farm.

To find out more about Canine Partners and the difference their amazing dogs make to people’s lives, please visit: caninepartners.org.uk.