When football club secretary Tony Wilkins thought about how he could raise money for The Rowans Hospice, he didn’t need to look far for an idea.
The 49-year-old, who works behind the scenes at Dunham Bush FC, saw a huge charity tournament featuring scores of local players as the best way to support the hospice. So he volunteered his services and asked Division Three teams from Havant Sunday Football League to take part in the five-a-side competition in the grounds of Warblington School, Havant.
The all-day event saw the Castle A team emerge as winners. The team was presented with the Heather Nicholson trophy, which was named after a 46-year-old lady who lost her fight with cancer at the hospice last November. Tony raised the cash because his partner, Allison Adams, is a support worker. He says: ‘It was a brilliant day. It was all played in a good spirit.’