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A SOFTBALL tournament held in aid of Blue Day 12 raised £658 for local charity the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

The Tom Prince Charity Softball Tournament, organised by Solent Softball League, was held on Sunday ahead of our blue bonanza which will take place on April 20.

Ten teams battled against each other at the Mountbatten Centre, in Portsmouth, but it was The Shafting who picked up the winning trophy.

Hursley Hurricanes were second with Southsea Sharks in third place.

Andy Burgess, the SSL’s recruitment officer, said: ‘The Prince family used to play softball together in the league and when Tom passed away we decided to make the trust our nominated charity, which means it’s the only organisation we raise money for now.

‘Seeing how hard the Princes work to get money for the trust is inspiring and it made us want to get involved too and help them get their £1m.

‘It will be great when they reach it and we can say that all that money was raised in Portsmouth.’

The league has raised £14,100 for the trust since it was set up in 2004.

It will continue collecting on the charity’s behalf all the way through the softball season.

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