Football tournament held in memory of Seven Kings student
PUBLISHED: 17:10 17 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:35 20 July 2015
A football tournament held in memory of a student who died after battling cancer has raised thousands of pounds for charity.
The Harrish Cup – organised by the friends and family of Harrish Pillai, 18, from Seven Kings, who died in December – saw footballers and football fans alike part ways with their money to raise more than £3,000 last week.
Participants battled it out at Fairlop Powerleague, Forest Road, Barkingside, and raised money to go towards Teenage Cancer Trust and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.
Stalls selling food, cakes and plants were set up and Cllr Mark Santos selected raffle winners.
The money from the event, which was organised by Harrish’s friend Sanish Sambasivan, tops up the £10,000 already raised by Harrish’s friends and family.
“Everyone had a fantastic day, it was lovely to see people come to support such an important cause,” said Harrish’s sister Sophie.
“I hope people are now aware of the Anthony Nolan and Teenage Cancer Trust charities and continue to support us at next year’s tournament.”
Sophie wanted to thank the Nair Service Society (NSS) for donating a rolling trophy, Body Shop, High Road, Ilford, for donating raffle prizes and Udaya Restaurant, Katherine Road, East Ham, for donating food.
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