Charlie packed so much into his short life but his true passion was Hockey. Many of the boys who played hockey with him wanted a tribute game to celebrate this passion and so The Charlie Hutton Hockey Festival was conceived and had it’s first inaugural games in 2012.
With the kind help of too many to mention the first festival was a huge success. The day has continued to be a celebration of what Charlie loved – the skill, passion and fun that make hockey such a great sport, with that competitive edge that makes it so enjoyable to watch.
The competition has been held at Charlie’s school, Whitgift, since the first festival. Each year has been a tremendous success for Charlie, Whitgift, all the players and the RNLI. And 2015, the last ‘official’ year the festival will be at Whitgift, proved to be equally successful and enjoyabl, taking Team Hutton’s giving page over the £30,000 funds raised mark. It’s over to the boys now to build on this so we hope Schools and Clubs will support the idea of games, and perhaps festivals again, in Charlie’s name so that CHHF and the spirit of Skill, Passion and Fun can live on.
To find out more about the festivals to date and updates, visit: charliehuttonhockeyfestival.wordpress.com
Charlie’s brothers, Tom and Sam, will continue fundraising through other events, and will always enjoy a fun game of hockey if invited, so the giving page will remain open as a continuing legacy to Charlie at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/teamhutton
Thank you for your continued support
Simon, Gill, Tom and Sam Hutton