Marine companies come together

Marine companies come together during Southampton Boat Show to raise £1000 for Southampton hospital charities

Marine companies from across the industry fielded players in Marine Advertising Agency’s annual Southampton Boat Show 5-­-a-­-side tournament, which took place on Tuesday evening and raised £1,000 for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and G4 Surgery at Southampton General Hospital. Over 100 players in 14 teams took part in the annual tournament, which is now a firm fixture on the Southampton Boat Show social calendar. Marine industry teams competed alongside local teams from Southampton FC’s sponsorship department and two teams from Southampton General, made up of staff from PICU and the hospital’s operating theatres.

The tournament was won by TheYachtMarket, who stormed to victory on penalties against the Southampton Football Club team.

The Plate competition was won by global marine transport company Peters & May, who beat Marine Advertising Agency in the final. The Peters & May team were delighted to go home with some silverware, having lost in the Plate final last year.

New teams to watch for 2015 included teams from Land Rover BAR, Lewmar, RS Sailing and MarineGiftCards.com.

The tournament raised a total of £1,000 for PICU and G4 Surgery ward at Southampton General Hospital. Mike Shepherd, Director of the Marine Advertising Agency (MAA), which organises the tournament said, “It’s great to see the marine industry come together to support Southampton hospital charities, Friends of PICU and G4 Surgery ward, at the MAA 5-­-a-­-side tournament. It’s a bit of friendly competition and everyone seems to really enjoy it.”

Southampton is the lead centre for paediatric intensive care in south central England with a catchment area that stretches from Dorset to Surrey to the Channel Islands. PICU provides first class care and treatment to over 900 critically ill children every year admitting children with both medical and surgical problems ranging in age from birth to 18 years.

The MAA 5-­-a-­-side, held at Goals Southampton, has become a fixture on the Southampton Boat Show calendar. The tournament will take place again during next year’s Southampton Boat Show on the evening of 20th September 2016. Teams should get in touch with MAA to book their places.

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