Football Tournament Raises Over £300 For The Phoenix Project

Football Tournament Raises Over £300 For The Phoenix Project
Tournament Raises Over £300 For The Phoenix Project

A memorial match marking the second anniversary of the passing of Tom Hammersley raised over £300 for the Phoenix Support Project.

Held at Playing Field, Leconfield ended up winners as they beat Hammo XI 7-3 in the Hammo Legacy tournament.

Ahead of the game Dianne, Tom’s mum shared a few private words with players.

During the game, donations were collected. In total £311.13 was donated to the Phoenix Project a charity that helps young people overcome mental health issues.

In a statement the charity said;

“We were very proud to be part of this amazing event and be the chosen organisation for the money that was raised in this lovely young man’s memory.”

“A huge heartfelt thanks to Diane and Emy whom I have much love and admiration for and to everyone who took part on this beautiful and memorable day.”

“A fabulous £311.13 was raised for the project and I want to thank everyone.”

“This money will go towards to supporting our local young people in to overcome a diverse range of mental health issues.”

On the pitch, Jay Elton scored the goal of the game. His effort was a free kick Roberto Baggio would have been proud of.

The acclaimed “Slide Tackle of the Tournament” award was given to Rich Salisbury whilst the “Header of the Tournament” was won by Kris Gledhill.

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