Hockey family come together for Harvey

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Harvey Rogers tragically lost both his parents in the space of three years but Harvey has been supported by his second family, Truro Hockey Club.

Harvey lost his mother Anna in a fatal car accident in December 2013. Then three years later his dad Simon lost a battle with cancer back in February. Simon was the Truro ladies coach and Anna was an integral part of the Truro hockey club so in his honour the club held a testimonial game with the proceeds from the gate money to go to their son Harvey.

Natalie from Truro hockey explained; “The idea behind it was to raise some money for his first stick, membership to join the club and buy some kit. It went absolutely mad! We ended up raising over £4000 not just from Truro but from other clubs in Cornwall. It brought everyone in the area together.

“We are a very close hockey club and Anna and her family were a massive part of the club. It has been amazing to see everyone come together in which they all did their own fundraising activities which has just been fantastic to see.”

Harvey now resides with Simon's sister, Katie Rogers and his Uncle Perry and cousin Millie Rogers in Dursely, Gloucestershire. Harvey and Millie were ball carriers in today’s game where Great Britain drew 2-2 with Argentina; “It has been an amazing day. Now they want to be on the hockey pitch all the time!” said Aunty Katie.

“It’s been completely amazing; the kids have had the best time. All day he has been saying I want a new stick which he and Millie did get a brand new one which has now been signed by the Great Britain women’s team!”

“For Harvey at the age of 5 it is completely overwhelming but I think with years to come he will be able to look back and be grateful that his mum and dad were part of this amazing extended family, which is what it is.”

Truro hockey club said; “Simon and Anna were loved by all at Truro Hockey Club, and we will think of them every time we step out onto the pitch. They were not just known and respected by our club, but by the Cornish Hockey community.” 

“We want Harvey, who is currently 5, to recognise the contribution and impact that his parents made to our club, its members and everyone that knew them. For this reason we want to raise money for Harvey, not for the simple value of the money, but so that when he is old enough, we can give him something that he can relate to, and understand where it has come from, and the incredible reasons why.”

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