Worcestershire based homeless charity Maggs Day Centre hosted its first ever sporting tournament fundraiser.

The event took place at the MSJ Sports Centre and raised a total of £813 on Sunday (October 8).

More than 100 people within 15 teams took part on the day and boasted a cake stand, a raffle and face paint stalls, all donated by members of the community and businesses.

Melissa Blewitt, marketing and relations manager, said: “On behalf of the team at Maggs, we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in the Maggs tournament on Sunday.

"From umpires to players, the team at MSJ Sports Centre, Jade Jordan Photography and all of the local businesses who donated towards our raffle prizes, the whole day was fantastic, and we’re so grateful to have raised £813.23.

Businesses that donated prizes included Bakes by Gee, Handmade by Amy, Croome Court, Mount Pleasant Hotel and many more.

The winner on the day was Offsprings, part of the netball club Malvern Springs, with a mixture of original players and their junior team.

“The money raised will be going towards Maggs to help us continue our services, whether this be to continue food and support for our service users in our day centres or our countywide outreach teams," continued Melissa.

“We have had great feedback from all the teams, and we’re grateful to everyone for getting involved and being so generous. We would love to do something similar again next year, so watch this space.”

Maggs works throughout Worcestershire and hosts two day centres in Worcester and Malvern, alongside four properties through the accommodation project, which temporarily houses rough sleepers and provides them with tailored support to further their journey.

The charity also has a number of specialist teams that work with service users, including an outreach team, an intensive transition support team for complex needs and a harm reduction team.