Charity football match raises over £1700 for ROH!

On Sunday 31st July, colleagues from The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) took on Nightingale Football Club in an unforgettable, friendly football match, to raise money for ROH Charity. Overall, an incredible £1784.05 was raised in support of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital!

The match took place at The Arden Garages Stadium in Stratford-upon-Avon, with over 100 spectators in attendance who added to the electric atmosphere by cheering on both teams. It was a close match during the first hour, until the 60th minute when registrar, Ibrahim Jaly, scored the first goal for ROH!

In the end, ROH took home the win with a final score of 4-0. The second goal was scored by Nathan Derrick, who works in theatres and porter, Ryan Rumley, scored the last two goals for the ROH.

Nightingale F.C was formed in April 2020, in the early stages of the national lockdown imposed by the government due to the spread of COVID-19. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charity is the main football club’s sponsor and since 2020, the club has raised an extortionary amount for the charity.


The ROH team was made up of staff from governance, theatres, IT, HR, specimen drivers, research, porters, registrars and more. Whilst the match was taking place spectators enjoyed a dessert from Brownie Boss, who kindly supported this event. A huge thanks to Brett Ellis (Education & Training Manager and Nightingale F.C player) who kindly donated garden games, colouring books, and bubbles for those on the day who wanted to partake in the activities.

Spectators supported the event by purchasing tickets to the event, raffle tickets and treating themselves to a dessert. All of which were items kindly donated to us by our wonderful partners, sponsors, and local businesses.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the following businesses for supporting this event, without whom we would not have raised these vital funds:

  • Stratford Football Club
  • Tutto Apposto – Private dining
  • Bistrot Pierre
  • Turtle Bay
  • West Bromwish Albion Football Club
  • SnowDome
  • Childs Farm
  • The Brownie Boss – Halesowen

Thank you to all those to supported the event to make it a success!

A special thank you to Nightingale FC for collaborating with us for this incredible event, as well as ROH Staff members Brett Ellis, Ash Tullet and Victoria Scott who did an incredible job managing the event on the day. We could not have raised the amount we did without them!

If you would like to get involved with future ROH Charity events, visit our fundraising pages here or contact the team via our details below.

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