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Southend Cash Converters Store Kicks Off Fundraiser

06 Jun Southend Cash Converters Store Kicks Off Fundraiser

Southends’ Cash Converters store has set itself a charity ‘goal’ to raise funds for a local homeless charity with an instore Subbuteo challenge.

With the opening of the FIFA World Cup just weeks away store manager Stewart Grant and his team have got into the spirit of the international football championship by setting up the retro soccer game in the South Church Road shop.

Customers and staff can enter and play in the ‘Cash Converters’ League’ – a 12 team Subbuteo tournament with prizes during the FIFA World Cup from 14 June.

A one-off fee to enter the tournament of £6 will be donated to local charity HARP who provide essential services and long term solutions to support local people taking steps to overcome homelessness.

Customers of all abilities are welcome to enter. Store manager Stewart Grant said: “I’m an avid collector of Subbuteo games and all the staff are big fans of the World Cup, so we wanted to get into the spirit of it with our customers too. What better way than with a Subbuteo tournament where shoppers can compete in our very own Cash Converters league.

He added: “It’s all a bit of fun for those taking part but the proceeds will hopefully go to making a real difference in the homeless community, with funds raised going directly to HARP. Our area has a real homelessness and rough sleeper problem and as a store we want to support the work this wonderful charity does.”

Prizes for those entering will include:  a first prize of a Champion League edition of Subbuteo plus a £50 store voucher, a second prize of a replica World Cup Football and £25 voucher and some store vouchers for runners up.

A grand final will be held on 14 July with the ultimate winner taking home the first prize and the glory of being the Cash Converters’ World Cup Subbuteo Champion.

Games will be played on the following dates: 16, 23, 26, 30 June and 3,7,14 July.

To enter, register at Cash Converters’ Southend store at 10 Warrior House, Southchurch Road, SS1 2LZ.

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