A football game involving Eton Environmental Group, which was refereed by a leading Premier League official, raised a massive £33,000 for a national children’s charity.

Eton was one of the companies who recently took part in the Yorkshire Property Charity Football Match in Leeds.

The event, now in its 10th year, also included a gala dinner where highlights of the game between a team of property professionals and an agents’ XI was broadcast to the 350-strong audience.

With each company paying £900 to support the event, and along with a raffle and auction, it resulted in £33,000 being raised for Barnados.

Eton Environmental Managing Director Christian Shaefer, who played in the game along with the company’s Sales Manager Adam Benson, said:

“The game was officiated by Premier League referee Martin Atkinson and it was very keenly contested, with the team we were representing, the property professionals, winning on penalties.

“As a local company that works across the North East and Yorkshire it was good to be able to give something back by supporting such a worthwhile event and cause.”