Police football match raises cash for Rowans

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MORE than £1,100 has been raised for a hospice which supported a policeman in his final hours.

Terry Kimber died at The Rowans in September 2010 after a year-long battle with cancer of the bile duct, liver and lungs.

The Detective Constable spent 20 years in the force and was a devoted Pompey fan.

He played for Hampshire Police FC and the 49-year-old’s former teammates organised a fundraising match in his memory.

They played against ex Pompey stars, including Alan Knight, and raised just over £2,000 – £1,000 of which was given to his two children.

Mr Kimber’s partner Debbie Lance, of Merlin Drive, Hilsea, said: ‘It was an honour to hand over the cheque to The Rowans.

‘The staff were so kind and caring to both Terry and myself. The work they do in looking after people at the most difficult time of their lives is amazing, and they have continued to support and care for me since.

‘Life has been hard since Terry died, I miss him all the time but am grateful to have had him in my life and to have such wonderful memories.’