A charity hockey tournament at Glen Park helped raise an impressive total of £1851.88 for Cancer Research.
Some 12 teams turned out for the Cancer Research Hockey Festival at Spalding Hockey Club’s base in Surfleet, helping organiser Elaine Allen get close to her £2,000 target.
A party at Mulberry’s Bar concluded what was a great day all-round, with Allen – who has won her own personal battle with bowel cancer – thankful for everybody who supported the event.
She said: “I am now seven years in remission from bowel cancer.
“Without the research work that Cancer Research do, I may not be here.
“So, I wanted to organise the festival to celebrate the lives of those who are fortune to survive cancer and in memory of those who were not so lucky.
“Cancer is a horrible disease and I hate the way it can attack anyone at any moment of their life.
“So, for all the grandmas, granddads, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who are affected each and every day, we need to help Cancer Research to continue their essential work, because cancer discriminates no-one.
“Many thanks to everyone that played and helped on the day. Thanks also to local businesses BRT, Taylors Bulbs, Bulley Davey, Rookes, Longstaff and Burley Hydraulics for your generous sponsorship.
“Special thanks to Mulberry’s Bar for hosting the evening event.”
If anyone would like to donate, the page is still open. Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mixedhockeyfestival to make your donation.