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Harris Hill's Golden Softballs!

Bring on the balls...

Every summer, over 120 charities from across the capital battle it out week after week to be crowned champions of the London Charity Softball League! 

We're immensely proud to be part of it, and as lead sponsors we've supplied the Harris Hill bar to refresh the August grand final crowds for more years than anyone can remember. Especially after they've been at the fruit cider. It's a challenging, superbly organised and phenomenally popular contest - and were it not for those qualities, one that might share something with our very own summer-long challenge, namely Harris Hill's Golden Softballs!

Week by week we release a series of softball stickers featuring a wealth of fascinating and (mostly) true facts about our lovely consultants, as well as a 'mysterious' code. Collect the cards, collect the codes, enter the competition - and were delighted that record numbers did in 2019! 

This year's prize was a night out for the winner's softball team at the fabulous Flight Club (which you can read more about here), won by Hannah Strickland of the Vauxballs!

The competition is currently closed, but you can still find the cards and a reminder of the rules below.

How to play (a quick reminder)

• Below you'll find ten softball cards each profiling one of our lovely consultants, released over the final five weeks of the season.

• On each card you’ll find a glorious golden softball, emblazoned with a number marked ‘P’ or ‘T’: the number of permanent and temporary jobs we had available that week.

• To enter, simply collect all ten cards, add up the two totals (permanent and temporary), and click the ball above to enter them.

• Please note this competition is open to participants in the London Charity Softball League only; eligibility will be verified by the LCSL committee whose decision will be final. Your statutory rights will remain, as ever, unaffected, but that's statutory rights for you. Someone dropped a fridge on mine the other day and they didn't even flinch.

We'll announce the winner in due course, and meanwhile you can still check out last year's winners and the 2018 competition here.

Good luck from all of us!

Team Harris Hill

More on the London Charity Softball League

► London Charity Softball League: meet the 2019 finalists!

► London Charity Softball League 2018: Meet the organisers

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Don't miss the Harris Hill & CharityJob 2019 Salary Report...

...the essential new guide to UK charity salaries. 

With market insights from our sector specialists and the expert team at CharityJob, you'll find more than 350 current rates for roles in 26 job functions, based on over 45,000 recent charity vacancies. 

► What should you be earning in the charity sector? Find out here...

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