A family-run charity held its second annual football tournament at Evergreen Football & Social Club and continued its crusade to raise thousands in Malcolm Hart’s memory.
The Malcolm Hart Foundation (MHF) was set up after the beloved local dad, 60, lost his courageous battle with Leukaemia in 2017, leaving behind his wife Ros and two children, Ben and Lia.
The MHF Football Day on Sunday, June 9, brought together Malcolm’s old five-a-side team and his treasured friends and family for an unforgettable day.
The Hart family said: “We’re thrilled that all of Malcolm’s old football buddies are still so passionate about keeping his memory alive. They have, once again, done an amazing job organising this tournament with such dedication – Mal would’ve been bowled over and chuffed to bits.”
The football day is just one of many local events the charity holds, along with vintage tea days and cinema showings, in order to raise money for their ultimate goal, which is to provide better facilities and greater comfort to families who go through what they did while Malcolm was ill in ICU.
The charity have raised nearly £30,000 so far and are close to opening ‘The Malcolm Hart Quiet Room’ for families in Hammersmith hospital, where Malcolm was treated.
Ros said: “ICU is a scary place to be. At Hammersmith, though patient care was fantastic, no space existed for the family to retreat. Eight long months taught us how valuable this space would be. The MHF pledges to fund these places, first in Hammersmith and then throughout hospitals nationwide.”
For more information or to donate, go to malcolmhartfoundation.com