ITS takes to the pitch in support of Mind

The football boots were laced up. The stage was set. Team ITS were ready for the football showdown of the century at the Business Fives Tournament 2023. And what an event it was. On the 14th of September, Team ITS took to Goals Liverpool, ready to snatch up the title at this year’s charity football match in aid of mental health charity, Mind.

We’re pleased to say that we won the tournament, and our team will go on to play the other winning teams for the Championship title in October.

Team ITS have a strong history in Business Fives, playing in aid of charities close to our heart. We’re pleased to say that we’ve raised some incredible funds for mental health charity Mind, securing £350 worth of additional donations from Business Fives Ltd due to our victory.

Why We Chose to Play in Aid of Mind

At ITS, we’re committed to putting our people first, and one of the ways we do so is by ensuring that mental health is taken seriously. No one should face mental health stigma, especially in the workplace.

Mind is helping blow the whistle on mental health stigma, with dedicated services designed to create a more mental health-empowered society.

Our social value and people and culture team work hard at ITS to ensure our people have the support they need to do the best possible job – and a big part of that is protecting their mental health.

The result

Team ITS played in two teams, and racked up quite the impressive score sheet throughout the day. Congratulations to our colleague Abdullah Saeed, who scored an impressive seven goals in a single game.

Of course, we took home some incredible prizes, with our Head of Safety, Health and Quality, Michael C. Jones bringing home the prize for the best goalie of the day!

As the whistle blew, Team ITS secured the Championship title at 1-0, with Abdullah securing the title for Faster Britain.

Our People and Culture Coordinator, Marie Chinn, said, “We’re so proud of team ITS, and we’re even prouder to support Mind. It’s a great charity and really represents our values at ITS. We couldn’t have hoped for a better result, and the way our team conducted themselves today is a true testament to our ITS values. Today, we’re incredibly proud to work for ITS.”

ITS raised a total of £440 for Mind.

Thank you to all who participated in the Business Fives tournament, and congratulations to all the players for some amazing, premier-league-level football and money raised for life-changing charities.

If you’d like to support our fundraising efforts for Mind, you can visit our JustGiving page here, and help ITS support Mind to create a more mental health-empowered and accepting business landscape.

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