A five-a-side tournament for Manchester businesses has raised over £2,000 for charity.

The event, which was run by Manchester co-working space Work.Life, raised £2,006 for We Love MCR, the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s charity to support young people and communities across Manchester.

Sixteen teams took part in the football tournament, including LadBible, AO.com, Deliveroo, Mercarto and musicMagpie, who eventually took home the trophy after beating LSC in the final.

Work.Life’s inaugural tournament was open to businesses across the city and was held at FIVES Soccer Centre (formerly Powerleague), Trafford, who also donated £400 to the charity.

Five-a-side football tournament for Manchester businesses raises over £2K for charity I Love Manchester

Work.Life launched in November with the backing of a number of high profile entrepreneurs including Sacha Lord (The Warehouse Project and Parklife), Nick Speakman (SPORF) and Karina Jadhav (Menagerie), and focuses heavily on workplace wellbeing and bringing the community together.

In addition to ongoing networking socials, Work.Life’s packed events schedule includes wellbeing classes, beer and pizza nights and yoga classes.

It also holds open days and, from August, Freelancer Fridays, when freelancers and consultants across the city are welcome to work from the city centre space for free. Freelancers can email manchester@work.life to find out more.

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