Crowds turn out to raise thousands for Joel at Rugby events

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Thousands of pounds have been raised in honour of a teenager who is fighting leukaemia.

Two events were held on Saturday for Joel Hammond, 15.

His aunt, Hayley Hammond (pictured with her nephew), was the driving force behind Party in the Park and Party on the Pitch.

She said: “We have raised around £3,000 so far and I would like to thank everybody.”

The first fundraiser took place at Caldecott Park and included an afternoon of family fun. That was followed by an evening event at St Andrew’s Rugby Club in Ashlawn Road.

The money is for the Teenage Cancer Trust.