Annual Craig Hopkins Memorial Match raises £3,000 for Penarth school
7:40am Thursday 9th August 2012 in News
THE ninth annual Craig Hopkins Memorial Cup - held in honour of the Penarth teen who died in 2004 - has raised £3,000 for a local school. And Craig's mum Andrea this week thanked all those who made the football competition such a success again this year.
The event was held at the Old Penarthians ground on July 28, with ten teams battling it out for the title.
And the winners, The Bombheads, were able to avenge last year's final defeat to Craig's Lower Boys by beating them to reclaim the crown.
Each year the winner of the tournament gets to choose which good cause will benefit the following year, and the money raised this year will all go to Ysgol Erw'r Delyn. Andrea said: "It was another fantastic, well-attended event.
"Thanks to my organisers Lyndsay, Scott and Kevin, and to our family and friends who run all the stalls, the bouncy castle and the kitchen for us on the day.
"Thanks to everyone who donated gifts and money for the raffle - and thanks to members of the public for their support."
There had been talk of next year's tenth anniversary tournament being the last, but Andrea said she 'isn't so sure any more'.
"We are very proud that everyone wants to keep the tournament going in memory of our son Craig," she added.
A meeting is due to be held to decide the future of the competition.
A cheque for £3,000 will be presented to Ysgol Erw'r Delyn in September.