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Lawyers' football nets pounds 1,281 for charity.

The Newcastle office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell, has raised pounds 1,281 for a local charity following a kick about to coincide with the world cup last month.

Irwin Mitchell, based on Grey Street, organised its first ever Charity Football Tournament in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance. This was the first of many events to raise money for the law firm's adopted charity for 2006.

Fourteen teams from businesses across the North East joined the Irwin Mitchell team to play in the mini-world cup held at Soccerworld Centre for Sport, Newcastle.

All the profits from the event are being donated to the Great North Air Ambulance Service, which provides emergency medical cover for the North of England, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.

Irwin Mitchell solicitor Paul Brown, who organised the event, said: "We're keen to support worthy local causes and are delighted to support the Great North Air Ambulance Service this year.

"It provides a vital service to the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, allowing airborne doctors and paramedics to access a severely injured person easier than road ambulances to begin crucial treatment."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
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Date:Jul 31, 2006
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