Ely City Hockey Club's pitch fund gets another big boost thanks to A L Lee Farming

PUBLISHED: 11:42 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:42 05 June 2017

Chairman of City of Ely Hockey Club, Gemma Mott, and president, Trevor Hopkinson. They are appealing to the public to help them raise money so the club can replace its aging astro turf pitches. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

Chairman of City of Ely Hockey Club, Gemma Mott, and president, Trevor Hopkinson. They are appealing to the public to help them raise money so the club can replace its aging astro turf pitches. PHOTO: Seb Pearce

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Ely City Hockey Club is well on its way to securing funding for a new pitch.

The surface at the club’s Downham Road base has become worn and tattered after almost 25 years of constant use – but now over £50,000 has been raised towards a replacement.

The club and this newspaper kick-started a fundraising campaign in February and since then members of the public and local businesses have come forward with generous donations – including the latest, a £5,000 boost from A L Lee Farming in Ely.

It follows sums from G’s Fresh, St Mary’s Pharmacy and Red Shoes Accounting of Littleport, as well as over £2,000 raised from the club’s annual hockey tournament held last month.

Ely will also be the beneficiaries of the local branch of The White Stuff’s community chest.

• The club is to run a stall at the G’s Fresh Open Farming Sunday on June 10. There will be a pop-up pitch and sticks available for anyone wanting to try their hand at the sport. For more information, call Julia Gilbert on 01353 610503.

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