Police play football for hospice in Chesterfield

The winning team of officers who work on response and in custody at Chesterfield police station''A police charity five-a-side football tournament in Dronfield has raised more than �800 for Ashgate Hospice in memory of a colleague who died from Cancer last year.' Ten teams made up of officers from different policing teams, and some family members, from across Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, Bolsover and Amber Valley took part in the event on Sunday, September 21
The winning team of officers who work on response and in custody at Chesterfield police station''A police charity five-a-side football tournament in Dronfield has raised more than �800 for Ashgate Hospice in memory of a colleague who died from Cancer last year.' Ten teams made up of officers from different policing teams, and some family members, from across Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, Bolsover and Amber Valley took part in the event on Sunday, September 21
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A police five-a-side football tournament held in memory of an officer raised £800 for charity.

The annual event was organised this year in memory of Sergeant John Chapman, who lost a fight against cancer last year.

Everyone who took part.''A police charity five-a-side football tournament in Dronfield has raised more than �800 for Ashgate Hospice in memory of a colleague who died from Cancer last year.' Ten teams made up of officers from different policing teams, and some family members, from across Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, Bolsover and Amber Valley took part in the event on Sunday, September 21

Everyone who took part.''A police charity five-a-side football tournament in Dronfield has raised more than �800 for Ashgate Hospice in memory of a colleague who died from Cancer last year.' Ten teams made up of officers from different policing teams, and some family members, from across Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, Bolsover and Amber Valley took part in the event on Sunday, September 21

It generated £800 for Ashgate Hospice, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, which provides specialist palliative care for adults and their families across North Derbyshire.

It is the third time a police charity football tournament has been held and altogether it has raised nearly £4,000 for the hospice.

Ten teams made up of officers from different policing teams, and some family members, from across Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, Bolsover and Amber Valley took part in the event on Sunday, September 21.

This year the shield for winner was won by a team of response and custody officers at Chesterfield police station.

PCs Dale Holland and Glenn Holden organised the tournament which took place at the The Akademy Soccer and Leisure Centre in Dronfield.

Each officer involved in the tournament paid to play in the matches, and there was also a raffle and charity auction at the event.

PC Holland said: “The tournament went really well and before kick-off we had a minute long applause in memory of John, who sadly passed away just before last year’s event.

“We’re really pleased with how the day went and for how much we’ve been able to raise for such a worthwhile local charity.

“Our thanks go to everyone who took part or donated and we look forward to holding the tournament again in 2015.”