Sopwell House Hosts England Footballers Foundation Charity Event with Comedian Jack Whitehall and Music from James Bay

3. Sopwell-House-Reception-Fireplace

On Sunday 29 May 2016, Sopwell House rocked St Albans by welcoming the England Football Team for their annual Footballers Foundation Charity Event 2016.

The event was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and included music from English singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Bay. Roy Hodgson’s entire squad were in attendance, including Joe Hart, Chris Smalling, James Milner and Gary Cahill as well as the sport’s Brazilian superstar, Pelé. Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville even joined in the musical fun later in the evening by accompanying Bay for a harmony or two.

The England Footballers Foundation, which was founded in 2007, was set up to allow players to donate their match fees and time to good causes. Charities that the foundation has previously supported include Rays of Sunshine children’s charity, The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research UK. 

Director of Sopwell House, Rafi Bejerano said, “We are delighted to have been able to support the England team in celebrating their Footballers Foundation charity event. It was a fantastic evening enjoyed by all.”

Nestled deep within the rolling Hertfordshire hills, Sopwell House is an enchanting country estate located in the picturesque village of St Albans. The hideaway is a convenient 20-minute train ride from St Pancras International Station and boasts 16 exclusive Mews Suites. The hotel also offers 12 acres of beautiful gardens, two restaurants, an elegant cocktail lounge, a swimming pool and spa, 15 adaptable meeting rooms, plus five ground floor banqueting rooms and 128 stylish guestrooms.

Originally an old stable block, the 16 newly refurbished Mews Suites surround a stunning botanical garden and hydrotherapy pool. An infinity edged hydrotherapy pool with ceramic detailing sparkles in the centre of the stunning bespoke garden offering barefoot luxury throughout the year. Accessible only via private gates and surrounded by two-metre pleached hornbeam, The Mews provides optimum exclusivity for its guests. The Mews suites also encompass their own private courtyards with sunken private spa baths and dark wicker seating areas.

The Mews at Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 2HQ

For reservations, please call: 01727 864477