On Sunday July 3rd 2016 a 7-a-side Football tournament was held in memory of my little brother Michael Fisher.
17 teams of 9 (2 subs in each team) pitted a wide range of football abilities against each other for the “Michael Fisher Memorial Trophy”. Michael attended a similar football tournament in previous years with his work in the Botanic Inn in Belfast, so we felt it fitting that we remember him in this way and raise some money for Cardiac Risk in the Young.
At the football we organised a refreshments stand, where cakes, sandwiches, drinks were available and you could grab some refreshments for a small donation.
The tournament went very well, with the eventual winners The Kitchen Bar Belfast revelling in their victory after a hard fought final.
After the football, back at the Botanic Inn, we had food and then a raffle. The raffle was a runaway success and raised lots of funds. We were hugely successful with prizes, donated from all sorts of places, e.g. 3 Hour tattoo session, car window tint, health screen voucher, meal vouchers, among many others.
We raised an amazing £5,755. This is such a fantastic amount of money, thank you everyone involved in making the day such a success and allowing us to celebrate Michael’s life & memory and raise funds for charity.
Thank you to The Botanic Inn, for organising and allowing us to participate as well all those who donated their money, prizes, time, effort, baking and footballing skills at all the levels on show today.
Fine day, fine people, incredibly generous each and every one of you both financially and with your time and my family appreciate it no end.
The Michael Fisher Memorial Trophy resides now at the Botanic Inn.