MRJ Recruitment, Christie supporters

MRJ Recruitment decided to hold a charity football tournament this summer to raise money for The Christie charity. The IT and digital recruitment agency based in Manchester were inspired to fundraise for The Christie charity as CEO Jody Marks’ mum was treated with chemotherapy at The Christie.

As well as being able to support The Christie charity, the MRJ Footie Fundraiser tournament was also part of MRJ Recruitment’s 10th birthday celebrations.

16 companies took part in the MRJ Footie Fundraiser tournament including JMW Solicitors, Higher Group, Airtime Rewards, WeDo Finance Limited and RxGym. Special mention goes to AWAZE, Financial Wellness Group, Currentbody, Charles&Ivy, Norton Barrie and Henning Wealth Management for sponsoring the tournament and helping make it a real success.

The football tournament got very competitive with each team vying for a shot at the MRJ cup. Professional referees were on standby to make sure the event ran smoothly. At the end of the day, Norton Barrie and Douglas Scott were the overall winners.

MRJ’s main aim of the football tournament was to have some fun whilst raising money for those affected with cancer. Due to the success of the day, they are now going to make it an annual event.

Of the day, MRJ said the business community contributed to the day being a huge success. They also said the MRJ Footie Fundraiser tournament brought the business together after a difficult 16 months for everyone and felt it was a great way to reinvigorate the business community.

“Having seen the work The Christie continually put into helping cancer patients, when it came time for the MRJ team to decide who we wanted to support, it was a natural choice.
“We were amazed at the response we had, not only from local businesses but also a fantastic list of sponsors. There can be no denying that the last year has been difficult for everyone, so it’s been really enjoyable getting together and celebrating the end of restrictions while also helping to give back to The Christie, who has done an incredible amount of good for thousands of people across the UK.”

  - Grant Spencer, director at MRJ Recruitment

Are you interested in finding out more about how your company can support The Christie? Contact the corporate fundraising team by calling 0161 446 3988 or emailing