East Anglian Air Ambulance and Norfolk and Norwich Hospital boosted by Norwich netball tournament

The Thoroughbreds, winning team of the charity netball afternoon competition at City Academy, Norwic

The Thoroughbreds, winning team of the charity netball afternoon competition at City Academy, Norwich. - Credit: Archant

Netball players helped raise more than £2,000 at a commemorative tournament held in honour of a 41-year old nurse who died last year.

The Victoria Hawkins Memorial Tournament was held at City Academy, Norwich, to raise awareness and money for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's cardiology department and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. A total of £2,110 was raised.

Mrs Hawkins, an A&E nurse at the N&N and a member of the McCarthy Netball Team, died suddenly last year.

There were 21 teams competing in the two-competition tournament, with both men and women playing.

Wispa's were crowned the winning team in the morning competition while Thoroughbreds, for whom Mrs Hawkins' daughter Izzy played, triumphed in the afternoon event.

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Twelve teams took part in the morning event and nine teams battled it out for the title in the afternoon tournament.

As well as the sporting action, there were cake stalls, bouncy castles, massages from Norwich-based company JBC Sports Therapy, a tombola, and a raffle.

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Prizes were donated by Norwich businesses.

A spokesman for the event said: 'The event went extremely well.

'We raised a fantastic amount of money and would like to thank everyone who gave their own time to support such a worthy cause.'

Do you have a health story? Email nicholas.carding@archant.co.uk

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