A fun mixed charity netball tournament was held on the outdoor courts at Ysgol Caer Elen, Haverfordwest, in memory of Sarah Thomas.

Sarah was an active member of Pembrokeshire’s netball community and a Chaos Club player.  She sadly she passed away unexpectedly 10 years ago, aged 15.

So last month, to honour her memory and raise funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), two of her friends Anna Barton and Jade Jones, with the support of the Chaos committee, hosted the tournament.

The turn-out included many of Sarah’s close friends and immediate family, which created a fabulous atmosphere of relaxation and fun with an element of competition. Luckily the wind and rain held off allowing the day be a great success, with 10 teams of all ages and abilities taking part. There was a maximum of three male players per team, split into two pools, then ranked for the ‘play offs’.

The medal ceremony saw ‘Hu La La’ win the fancy dress competition and ‘And The Winner Is…’ being crowned the champions of the tournament.  They received breakfast vouchers, kindly donated by Caddies’in Freystrop.

Those enjoying netball on three of the outdoor courts helped ‘Anna’s Charity Mixed Netball Tournament’ page on www.justgiving.com (which is still open to donations), raise £1,393 for CRY.

The event was extremely successful thanks to the support received from many local businesses donating prizes for the raffle, including: Signed Grand Slam winning team welsh rugby top with authenticity certificate; Honeysuckle Bakery voucher for a drip cake; Bluestone National Park Resort overnight stay and use of spa voucher; Anne Marie Beauty Enhanced glam brows voucher; Le Durkestrete Cellar two night stay for two with use of private hot tub; Pembrokeshire Water Park voucher; Andrew Price voucher for a hair cut;Heatherton World of Activities voucher; Clerkenhill Adventure Farm and Frizbee Golf admission voucher ; Furniture Directory voucher; -B Fit Health & Fitness Facility eight week coaching and nutrition; Crossfit Pembrokeshire free month trial; £20 gift voucher from Fishguard Netball Club; The Royal Oak, Fishguard voucher; Live lobster voucher from Lobster and Môr; Bottle of Champagne from Ron Skinners and Son; Funky netball from Chaos Netball Club Haverfordwest; Chaos Netball Club Water Bottle.

Haverfordwest Leisure Centre also kindly facilitated the event, which was sponsored by MPH Hire.