When Harry met JMS

December 9, 2019 News

As JMS continue to go from strength to strength, there are very few people out there who can say they have achieved more goals than Daniel Staines and his team. However, when Daniel took some of his directors and industry colleagues out to a charity event recently, he came face to face with a true goal scoring legend… and even managed to get serenaded by punk royalty. Read on to get the full story.

As Daniel explains: “I was delighted to attend the Under the Posts Charity Dinner this year, alongside our director Mark Weston, and some of the contractors and developers we work with. All people I consider good friends, and who we have been fortunate enough to work alongside over the years, and share success with.”

The night was hosted by none other than renowned football manager, and King of the Jungle, Harry Redknapp, a man who knows a thing or two about creating a trophy-winning team. Of course, whilst guests enjoyed a festive meal and a tipple or two, everyone was eager to ensure plenty of money was raised for two very important causes via a silent auction.

Getting into the giving spirit

“I admire the work Lord’s Taverners, the leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, do. They help disabled and disadvantaged young people to fulfil their potential and build life skills. And of course, I love the work the Matt Hampson Foundation does to support people who have suffered serious sporting injuries. It was great to know that buying a table at this event, and putting in a few bids in the auction, could make a world of difference to the people these charities support.”

Needless to say, many thousands of pounds were raised, which will be split between these two causes. “Our table got a few successful bids in, and Harry even gave us a signed print as a memento. He was very gracious and lovely, even when Mark Jones tried talking team tactics with him.  Although to be fair, with the talent in our current JMS squad, you could argue that maybe Mark does know a thing or two about building a winning team.”

And to top things off, guests were given a treat when a noted music figure leapt up and performed a few choice Christmas carols. “Would you believe it, none other than Paul Roberts, better known as the former lead singer of the Stranglers, came over and sang a few tunes for us. What can I say? Being serenaded by punk royalty, and making a real difference to vulnerable people in society? It does not get better than that in my book.”

Follow the links to find out more about Lord’s Taverners and Matt Hampson Foundation.

 

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