Investment management and financial planning company Brewin Dolphin has thrown its support behind Newcastle Thunder’s Magic Friday fixture against York City Knights by making tickets available to good causes.
The partnership, which is a first between Brewin Dolphin and the club, will see the firm purchase 1000 tickets for the game before awarding them to local charities.
After attracting a crowd of over 2,500 at last year’s pre-Magic Weekend match, the club and Brewin are confident their partnership will allow that mark to be exceeded and introduce the game of rugby league to new members of the great North East public.
“Magic Friday lives up to its name, providing a brilliant experience for rugby fans who come from far and wide to enjoy a unique event,” Charity investment specialist Jeff Ball said.
“The Brewin Dolphin Charity Team in Newcastle work with charities across the region providing professional investment advice. “
“Having met so many people in our daily work, we know that there are a lot of people in the sector that merit recognition and reward, and that’s why we’re delighted to be supporting this superb event.”
Ball is also the chairman of Cramlington Rockets and the RFL’s current Volunteer of the Year.
“The atmosphere last time was electric, and it really pleases us to be able to give 1,000 deserving people a chance to see what all the fuss is about for themselves,” he said.
Newcastle Thunder head coach Mick Mantelli said the club appreciates the effort and huge gesture Brewin Dolphin are providing to some fantastic people.
“We are delighted that we have been recognised as a valued event,” he said.
“What we will provide is a great sport experience for these much needed people within the North East charities and the opportunity to get out and try something new with family and friends.
“We will hopefully excite and reward the people from the region that devote their time and effort supporting others.”