Over 350 schoolchildren from across Merseyside joined professionals from KPMG for a day of learning and tennis fun in the sun.
In a bid to help tackle longer-term issues such as mental health problems and obesity, and spark interest in new career pathways, the KPMG Liverpool Office closed its doors for the day and partnered with the team behind the Qube Liverpool International Tennis Tournament to open up new possibilities for hundreds of young people.
KPMG, a leading professional services firm, together with the tournament team, served up a memorable day for children who may not otherwise be able to participate in experiences such as this.
During the course of the day, schoolchildren learned numeracy and literacy skills and enjoyed playing a range of tennis games and skills drills.
Anders Borg, the tournament’s director, commented:
“We hold kids’ day every year and the feedback from children, guardians and teaching staff is always brilliant. We want to thank KPMG for giving their time in a way that means so much to so many.”
Jennifer Lee, Tax Partner at KPMG Liverpool, said:
“Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces was the best thanks we could have had. Our team was thrilled to meet so many brilliant young people and know that we have helped to make a difference – we’ll be watching out for Liverpool’s tennis and finance stars of the future!”
The Qube Liverpool International Tennis Tournament will entertain nearly 1,000 corporate guests throughout this year’s event, which is one of the most important in the North West’s annual sporting calendar.
This year’s tournament, which takes place from 22-24 June at Liverpool Cricket Club, will see the return of last year’s winner, Dimitar Kuzmanov of Bulgaria, to defend his title.