A charity football match held in honour of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan has raised hundreds of pounds for Help for Heroes.

Friends and family of Lance Corporal Stephen Kingscott turned out to watch the tournament, which was won by the Ajax Trees Down team in Plymouth.

Such tournaments are a great way for charities to raise funds and awareness, as well as honouring someone who has passed away.

Promotional items such as printed mugs and drawstring bags make for good prizes and reminders for those who took part of the cause which they were helping.

They are also an effective way of spreading the word about a charity and promoting awareness of their key message.

Jay Thompson, organiser of the event, said: “It was fantastic to see so many friends and family of Steve's there. It was a privilege and an honour for me to be able to do this for him.”

Charity game raises funds for war heroes, This is Plymouth

Posted by Cheryl Jackson-Leafield