Elliot Wild passed away in 2011, it was then that we decided as a family to support the hospice whenever possible and the idea of the Claire House cup was born.
2018 sees the Claire House Cup in its seventh year, when we started as a small team six years ago, never did we expect our tournament to become so widely popular and one of the most popular football tournaments in the North West.
Last year, we saw 138 teams come and play some fantastic football, with over 3000 people attending over the two days, all enjoying a professionally run tournament, fabulous attractions and resulting in raising a staggering £22,835.00 over the footballing weekend.
The 2018 tournament will have 138 teams attending, and we hope to raise a similar amount. In total, the Claire House Cup has raised £114.835 .00 to date and a staggering grand total, raised in Elliot’s name since 2011 of £250.000 all in memory of our football crazy little boy, Elliot Wild.
In 2017, thanks to your wonderful fundraising efforts for Claire House and with the support of all of you, Jackie was named Liverpool Echo fundraiser of the year 2017. She was also shortlisted for the Pride of Britain fundraiser of the year. These are great accolades for all the efforts and wonderful support of everyone involved not only the volunteers but those who have attended the event. To raise over a quarter of a million in Ellliot’s name for such an amazing place Claire house is beyond our “wildest “dreams.
We would like to pass on our heartfelt thanks to all involved, in particular the team at JM RET for their fantastic hard work and ongoing support; to Ray Redmond from Everton FC Academy and to our wonderful sponsors, Bagnall and Morris, who have sponsored the event and Neston Building Supplies who are the trophy sponsors.
We look forward to seeing you at the Claire House Cup 2018 and want to thank you for your fantastic support and it means so much to not only to us, but more importantly to the families and the amazing children that use Claire House Children’s Hospice.
We are truly thankful.
Jackie, Ian and Finley Wild.