A family from Bushey are celebrating their fourth successful charity fundraiser, in aid of the Peace Hospice and Michael Sobell Hospice, after raising £2,200 on August 3.
Karen and Robert Henney began their memorial charity fundraiser after Roberts father, Peter Henney, passed away in January of 2015.
Peter Henney was the former chairman of Bushey Rangers FC and took on the role in 2008.
In August of 2015, Karen and Robert decided to put together a football fundraiser with a BBQ, drinks and a raffle.
Speaking to BusheyNews, Karen said: “This is the fourth year we’ve done it and each year we’re growing in numbers and its always such a fun filled day.
“This day really wouldn’t happen without our friends and family at Bushey Rangers and all of the local businesses that contributed to the raffle, there were so many good prizes this year and people stayed around to the end in anticipation.
“Me and my friend were manning the BBQ, we had someone making sure there was music on throughout the day and we were blessed with great weather, it was fantastic.”
The four teams that took part in the football tournament were Bushey Rangers FC, Bushey Conservative Club, Glenn Sports and Michael Sobell Team.
Bushey Rangers made it to the final with Glenn Sport and despite Bushey Rangers winning the last three charity matches, Glenn Sport took home the trophy.
Karen added: “The reason we choose to raise money for Peace Hospice and Michael Sobell is because they really helped us as a family and it’s a personal connection we have to these charities.
“We always acknowledge every year friends and family who can’t be there to share this day with us, and we have them in mind all day.
“It’s a real community effort and everyone helps out. We successfully managed to raise £1,100 for each charity.”