CBRE, the world’s leading global real estate advisor, yesterday took part in the Plan International Champions of Change Tournament at Stamford Bridge, with a team captained by CBRE’s EMEA CEO Martin Samworth.

CBRE was one of several companies taking part in a special football tournament at Stamford Bridge, to raise funds for Plan International, the international charity partner of both CBRE and Chelsea FC. The tournament raised more than £50,000 from the 6-a-side tournament will go towards Plan International’s Champions of Change programme. CBRE’s team won in the first round, but lost to the overall winners in the semi-final of the contest.

Plan International is working to change the lives of children in Asia, Africa and South America. It is currently working on the Colombia project, to harness the power and popularity of football to help keep children safe in a country where gangs, guns and domestic violence diminish the life chances of children. CBRE has been supporting Plan International’s work in Africa since 2014, with a particular focus on girl’s education in Sierra Leone.

CBRE fielded a diverse team from all levels of the business from EMEA CEO, Martin Samworth to Nick Jones, 21, a CBRE Apprentice Surveyor.

The event was supported by Chelsea Football Legend and Club Ambassador Carlo Cudicini who commented: “I’ve got so many happy memories of playing at this amazing stadium and it was great to be back here, supporting Plan International and welcoming the tournament teams.”

Martin Samworth
“The chance to play on a Premier League pitch doesn’t come around too often and it has been a privilege to take part. But what is even more important is that the funds raised are supporting our EMEA charity partner, Plan International and its vital work helping the world’s poorest children and young people through the power of sport.“
Martin Samworth