Football, fun, friendship and fundraising with Ian Black Consulting (Northern Ireland)

Ian Black Consulting  is a firm of Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers based in Northern Ireland, who work throughout the UK. We are currently working on schemes in Belfast, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sheffield, Luton, Brighton and London!

For the past 3 years, we have organised a charity 5 A Side event to raise funds for worthy charities. This year we chose the Tuberous Sclerosis Association and Motor Neurone Disease Northern Ireland. The TSA charity being chosen as a staff member has a son with Tuberous Sclerosis.

The event was held on the 1st June in Lisburn, with 16 teams competing for 2 trophy’s and approximately 120 in attendance. Teams from all over Northern Ireland and as far as Galway joined us for a fun and mainly dry afternoon.

Claire Kirk, a TSA advisor shared with all gathered some information regarding the work of the TSA and how the money will directly help with research and funding. After the speeches, the games were keenly contested through the group and knock out stages. Ian Black Consulting are sure that next year will be our year!  Our congratulations go to both Caldwell Consulting and FK Lowry piling on winning the Overall Winners and Shield trophy respectively.

Special thanks go to our main sponsors Rascor Ireland Waterproofing, who have been involved every year. We would also like to thank Coca Cola, Marksand Spencer and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council for their support. The event is made possible by the generous contributions of the teams in attendance and this year we have raised a record amount. All donations received were tallied and with contributions from IBC directors, we were delighted to be able to have raised £2050 for the work of the TSA.  We hope this will make a telling contribution in the fight against TS.