A KINDHEARTED Halesowen kitchen manager is raising cash in honour of a colleague by getting teams from across the country to descend on Blackheath for a football tournament.

For nine years Liam Mulholland has organised the Cormac Cup to keep the memory alive of fellow TGI Friday’s worker Cormac Doyle.

On Tuesday 28 teams from TGI Friday’s across will play for the cup and raise cash for charity Mr Mulholland said: “We have been doing this since 2006 now and have raised over £4,000 in Cormac’s memory for great causes.

"Money raised will be split between the Stephen Sutton Teenage Cancer Trust Fund and a charity chosen by the winning team."

The tournament started at Goals from 9am and lasted all day and organisers are hoping to break its own record by raising around £1,500 this year.

TGI Fridays employee Cormac Doyle tragically died of a heart attack in 2006.

TGI Fridays Birmingham manager Steve Ricketts, said: “Cormac was a key and very popular figure within the TGI Fridays family and is hugely missed by his former team members.

“It is wonderful that he is remembered each year with this special – and sometimes emotional tournament, which raises money for worthwhile causes in his memory.

"He was a truly special man and this year we will be raising money to help a cause started by another remarkable man – Stephen Sutton, whose fight against cancer inspired the nation recently.”