Three charities are set to benefit from the Hinchingbrooke Cup.

Organisers of the knockout competition are to split £600 of surplus funds between Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation and Mesothelioma UK – the chosen charities of sponsors Mick George Ltd this year.

The company are again backing the Hinchingbrooke Cup, which is open to teams playing at Step 5, Step 6 and Step 7 of the non-league system by invitation, again this season.

Cup treasurer Martyn Bacon said: “We are delighted to have obtained sponsorship for a further year and it will help to safeguard this prestigious competition for the future.

“Mick George Ltd have been incredibly active in supporting community initiatives – especially in the sporting domain – and it’s a pleasure to have them on board.”

Four local sides feature and two of them (Huntingdon Town and St Neots Town Reserves) meet in a first-round tie.

Godmanchester Rovers go to Wisbech St Mary in the opening round while Eynesbury Rovers have been drawn away at Raunds.

Jon Stump, finance director of Mick George Ltd: “Throughout the years we have engaged in partnerships with a number of local football teams and sports clubs, all of which compete within this competition.

“For that reason it seemed natural to offer our support to the tournament which predominantly correlates with the geographical locations that we operate in.”