Spalding Hockey Club hosted a charity seven-a-side tournament on Palm Sunday to raise money for Peterborough and Fenland Mind.
Organised by University Academy Holbeach art teacher Eva Keyes who also plays hockey for Spalding Ladies’ seconds, 17 matches were played in a round-robin format at the club’s home in Glen Park, Surfleet.
Club members were joined by visiting players from Peterborough for the fun tournament that raised more than £500 for the charity’s South Lincolnshire Wellbeing and Recovery Programme in Spalding, Bourne, Boston and Stamford.
Lauren Pitts, a team-mate of Eva’s who played in the tournament, said: “It was a really good day, even though the weather was pretty shocking.
“Everyone who played was enthusiastic about the reasons behind the tournament and I think it was a success.
“Knowing Eva, I think it’s something that she might want to organise again.”
The tournament came after five staff members at the academy, including Eva and administrative assistant Stacey Borland, took part in a charity skydive a month ago.
Stacey said: “We chose to fundraise for Peterborough and Fenland Mind because we feel that it is time to educate our students and members of the public about mental health.
“At least one in four of our students will experience poor mental health at some point in their lives and we aim to educate them on how to effectively help themselves and others.
“Through these events, we want to make people aware of how many of us suffer from poor mental health and work towards removing the stigma attached to it.”