Distinctly’s 5-a-side football team succeeded in raising £1,600 for the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation with a tournament win that saw them outrank the opposition. The Distinctly team beat 15 other SEO agencies/in-house teams to the trophy at the DeepCrawl Charity Five-a-side Football Tournament on the 19th of July.
The event – which took place at the Powerleague venue in Shoreditch – was sponsored by DeepCrawl, a web crawler software supporting a community of SEOs that spans more than 50 countries. Competition was particularly fierce as the teams were playing for a winner’s pot of £1,600 to donate to a charity of their choice.
At the group stages, Distinctly won emphatically but then they had some tougher opposition in the semi-final against The Telegraph. After playing several matches in the blistering heat, they had to dig deep to prevail against their final opposition, Reprise Digital. It was a close contest with Distinctly winning 2-1.
After they had celebrated their win all 16 teams gathered together to round off the evening with a barbecue in the venue’s garden and bar.
Tom Shurville, Managing Director of Distinctly, said:
‘It was such a fantastic team effort and a well-deserved win – everyone in the team gave everything in very tough conditions. Supporting worthy causes is an important part of Distinctly’s culture and we’re delighted to be donating our winnings to the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation.
We would also like to extend our thanks to DeepCrawl for organising a fantastic event; everyone had a brilliant day.’
Mr Laurie Montgomery Irvine, Chief Executive of the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation, commented:
‘The Foundation is dedicated to improving the treatment of women experiencing ectopic pregnancy – a life-threatening condition that occurs in as many as 1 in 100 pregnancies – and we are delighted that Distinctly has chosen to support us.
We are in the process of relaunching the Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation website and the monies raised here will help us further the aims of the charity to improve outcomes of women suffering from this increasingly common and potentially serious condition’