A five-a-side football tournament organised by construction workers is hoping to raise a bucketful of cash for good causes.

The Wates Residential team are swapping their work boots for football boots as they host a five-a-side tournament at Deeside Leisure Centre on Thursday (April 18) to raise funds for Hope House Children’s Hospices and Marie Curie.

Businesses from across the region will be taking part but according to organiser Michael Cunningham, framework manager at Wates Residential North, there are still places available.

Michael said: “We are looking to get as many local businesses involved in what I can imagine will be a very competitive tournament.

"The tournament starts at 11am and we will be providing food and refreshments following the matches, not to mention the presentation of the all-important winner’s trophy.

“Supporting local good causes is important to the team at Wates and as part of our partnership with Flintshire Council we wanted to support the work of the local children’s charity, Hope House and Ty Gobaith.

“We are now three years into our partnership with Flintshire County Council and we have made great headway in addressing the demand for new homes across the county."

Nicola Sciarrillo, area fundraiser for Hope House said: “Wates Construction are keen to help local causes and we are thrilled that they have chosen to support the work of Hope House and Ty Gobaith across our local communities.

“Hope House and Ty Gobaith currently provide care and support to over 700 babies, children and young people across Cheshire, North and Mid Wales and Shropshire.

“The services provided are as seen as a lifeline to the families that we care for. Sadly, we currently aren’t able to provide support to every local family who needs us. This is something we are working hard to change; we believe that no one should suffer the death of a child alone.”

For more information about the five-a-side tournament or to book a place please contact Michael Cunningham on 07795 520727.