Elstree Families Charity Hockey Match

Yesterday saw the first ever Elstree Families Charity Hockey match in aid of Nepal Earthquake victims.

Elstree School has a close link with charities in Nepal though Miss Pinder. After the devastating earthquake in Nepal on the 25th April, her friends’ village was left as rubble. The whole village slept under tarps as some of their farmland was lost in landslides. Elstree School did send immediate aid in the form of money to purchase mosquito nets, food and lanterns but was keen to do something else that would aid them when the media interest had died down.

From this the ‘Elstree Family Hockey Tournament’ was born. So on the 20th September, six teams battled it out for the Elstree Family Hockey Tournament trophy. After three competitive play offs the final was comprised of ‘The Hot Piranhas’ vs. ‘The Horts’. By this point the children were excited to be in the final – the adults just desperate for a cup of tea and a sit down! The Hot Piranhas were victorious winning 4-1 and an amazing £1280 was raised.

Many thanks go to Melissa Owston, Hen Horton, James Morris and Jenny Pinder for organising such a great event, and for all those who supported and played in the matches.