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1st June 2023

Last Remaining Sponsorship Slots Available for Charity Football Tournament, Hospitality Kicks

Hospitality Kicks, the industry charity football tournament for hospitality brands is calling for final sponsors, with only a few slots remaining, as organisers prepare for kick off.

Heading to Manchester on Tuesday 27th June 2023 with the goal of raising £50,000 for three fantastic industry charities, the tournament already has 35 male teams and 5 female teams signed up, with space for 3 further female teams and 5 further male teams. Hospitality Kicks is set to be the must attend event of the summer, and all for an excellent cause. The final amount raised will be distributed evenly between Only A Pavement Away, The Tim Bacon Foundation and the Licensed Trade Charity, while the winning teams will be presented with their trophies by Liverpool and Scotland legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish MBE.

Set to be an unmissable event, there is one final headline spot available (£5000) to join sponsors including Pernod Ricard and Daisy Corporate Services, alongside other forward-thinking companies such as Purple, Core Recruitment, Stint and Ignite.

Kick-off is at 9am on 27th June 2023 at Wythenshawe Sports Ground, Manchester. Tournament matches will be played until 3pm, with food and drink available throughout the day, provided by Aviko Fries, Flamed Pizzas and Duttons BBQ. The games will conclude when Sir Kenny presents the winners’ trophy. Hospitality Kicks will continue with entertainment and drinks running until 6.30pm, all made possible by sponsors and supporters. Belu Water will be keeping teams hydrated, providing water for players and guests with all sales going to the 3 charities, Lucky Saint will be serving exceptional no-alcohol beer from their drinks truck Fresh Citrus MCR donating revenue from orange juice sales on the day, while the University of Salford will be offering players massages for a small fee, contributing to the fundraising total. Supporters invaluable to the successful delivery of this year’s Hospitality Kicks also includes, Tipjar, Blacka Group, Mercury Support, Fleet Street and Natural Selection.

Hospitality Kicks is still looking for players, particularly female teams, however, with registration closing soon, this is the final chance to join the premier league of food and drink operators and suppliers. Kicking off this year’s matches include; The Alchemist, Ivy Collection, Hickory’s, Greene King, Gaucho, Gusto, East Coast Concepts, Living Ventures, Tattu, YO! Sushi, Stonegate, Nightcap, Livelyhood Pubs, Jaegermeister, Jamesons, Roadchef, Joseph Holt and Boom Battle Bar. Supplier teams: Nutritics, Access Group, Fleet Street, Jamesons, Jaegermeister, Stint, CGA, LTC and Daisy Corporate Services.

Commenting, Julian Ross, CEO at Wireless Social, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for operators to showcase their skills on and off the pitch, all whilst supporting three incredible charities. I am absolutely thrilled with the response so far, with team registrations, donations and sponsorships flooding in since we announced the launch of Hospitality Kicks. It is a strong reminder how brilliant the hospitality industry is at coming together to help others. With only few spots left, I urge anyone who is keen to get involved, be it playing or sponsoring the event to move fast. This is sure to be one of the hospitality events of the summer but with your support, it can be even better!”

To take part in Hospitality Kicks or to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit or email


About Only A Pavement Away

Only A Pavement Away was established by hospitality industry consultant, Greg Mangham & his wife Gill, on World Homeless Day, 10th October 2018, to help those facing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans, find employment in the hospitality industry.  Its bespoke hospitality Jobs Board – which is free of charge – has been developed to help streamline and alleviate the burden of the processes that employers go through in employing people who are struggling to reconnect with society.  To date, the charity has placed 300 people into work, adding an approximate value of £5m to the economy through reduced government support, financial independence and household expenditure. It has ambitious plans in place to support a further 1,000 people – who are either experiencing or at risk of homelessness – into work over the next 5 years.

Only A Pavement Away is registered with the Charities Commission Registration no. 1178082.

About the Licensed Trade Charity

The Licensed Trade Charity was first established in 1793 and has been supporting the licensed trade ever since. Thanks to its army of fundraisers around the country the charity is able to support pubs, bar and brewery people when they are in need of help.  The charity supports hundreds of people facing a crisis with practical, emotional and financial support each year. It is estimated that around 250,000 people working in the licensed trade are in need of support at any one time and Licensed Trade Charity strives to reach out to as many as possible.

Licensed Trade Charity is registered with the Charities Commission Registration no. 230011.

About the Tim Bacon Foundation

The Tim Bacon Foundation is a Registered Charity (No. 1173108) and was established in Tim’s name to recognise his achievements, continue his legacy and to echo his legendary spirit of generosity.

Tim was always vibrant, forever inspiring and generous of mind and spirit. The businesses he led and worked in together changed the face of Manchester’s restaurant scene and he left his unique mark on friends, employees and customers alike.

Following Tim’s passing in April 2016, it was important that Tim’s inspiring story was not forgotten and the best way to do that was to support the great people that helped him live with this disease that has become a part of so many people’s lives.

With the help of many friends from within and around the hospitality industry we aim to keep Tim’s memory alive with the declared aim to support charities for people living with Cancer.

To take part in Hospitality Kicks or to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit or email