Umpires from a Newbury charity hockey festival have been donated polo shirts from Specsavers.

Crossing sticks for charity

The store, located on Northbrook Street, gave the umpires at the annual Newbury & Thatcham Hockey Club festival some branded polo shirts to help them stand out when overseeing the matches. The festival was held to raise money for Naomi’s House, a children’s hospice charity in Hampshire.

Support from the Newbury community

Specsavers Newbury store director, Gary Alexander said: ‘The festival is a great opportunity to get involved in helping a local charity and we were very happy to lend our support. Naomi’s House does a wonderful job helping children with terminal illnesses and it’s great that Newbury could host an event to raise awareness of it.’

The “Mad Cows” from Bridgend took home first prize from the game and were awarded a trophy, with promises to come back next year.

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