The recent 9th annual Fabulous Family Fun Day, sponsored by Ozweld International, raised more than £26,000 for Salisbury Hospice Charity.
The Fun Day, which has grown every year, is organised in memory of Lyn Futcher who was supported by the hospice in 2013. Taking place at Salisbury Rugby Club, 15 football and 11 touch rugby teams took part in this year’s tournaments, together with live music, children’s entertainment, a display by Phoenix Stars and a beer festival.
The raffle, with a chance to win a holiday at Beyas Villas in Turkey, proved very popular.
The sunny day exceeded all expectations with a record attendance and the most ever raised for Salisbury Hospice. The £26,000 raised on the day brings the total amount raised since its first year in 2013 to more than £100,000.
Chairman of the fundraising committee, Greig Futcher, said: “When I was told how much we had raised there was a tear in my eye. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think we’d raise so much in one year. Thanks to all who attended, our sponsors and our committee.”
Tamsin Murley, community fundraiser for Salisbury Hospice Charity, added: “We are so grateful to everyone who supported us in putting on this wonderful event and all those who came along to enjoy their day in the sunshine.
“I would particularly like to thank Greig and his incredibly hardworking committee of Sarah, Spencer, Sam, Clare and Jason for continuing to work tirelessly to create such a valuable fundraising event in our calendar.
“To have raised £100,000 in total is a remarkable achievement; every penny they have raised will go towards funding the vital services that the hospice provides, free of charge, to members of the community.”