General Systems Flight Charity Event

The General Systems Flight, Tornado Support Squadron, charity representative spent the 2010-2011 Premier League football season running a fantasy dream team.

This event allowed each member of the flight to select a team of 11 players; each player would gain points each week giving them a weekly team score. Each person could enter as many teams as they wanted. All players available for selection were individually valued. Each team selected must have remained within a budget of £50 million pounds. Each team had to consist of one of two formations, 1-4-4-2 or 1-4-3-3.

To enter a team cost £5; these monies were divided 50%, 30% and 20% for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Within the season there were four predetermined transfer windows. These transfer windows enable team selectors to exchange a maximum of three players per window at a cost of £1 per transfer. All the monies collected from the transfers were given to a charity selected by a member of the flight.

This year’s proceeds were given to The Forces Children’s Trust.

The Forces Children’s Trust is charity devoted to helping children whose father or mother has died, or has been seriously injured, whilst serving as a member of the British Armed Forces. They are a small, agile charity providing support and positive experiences to children who have suffered a great loss. By participating in events like Theatre trips and holidays with other children in a similar situation, they can create their own way of moving forward. The Forces Children’s Trust, by reason of its aims and size, has the flexibility and ability to make decisions and offer help as needed, with minimum fuss and consequent time-loss.

As a flight we have recognised all the tremendous work this charity has done and donated a sum of £122 to the charity.

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