The Hockey Society at the University of Lincoln are celebrating the life of alumni, Grace Millane, two years after her death in New Zealand on December 2, 2018.
Grace’s Week is taking place December 1-8, when the hockey society are encouraging others to run, walk or cycle
for 24km or exercise 24 times.
So far, they have raised £1,625.
Sport societies such as, swimming, netball and gymnastics have been getting involved along with Sheffield Hallam University and Liverpool Hope University.
Helena John, President of the Hockey Society, said: “We are overwhelmed with everyone’s kindness. We have over 15 sport societies involved, as well as three societies sharing information.
“Plenty of people are posting on social media. We truly love seeing all the updates of people out and about doing their 24km.”
Also, the society have placed a memorial banner and white wreath on the sport centres astro turf.
However, due to Covid the memorial week had to be changed.
Abi Brown, University of Lincoln Students’ Union Vice President Activities, said: “In the past we would usually gather on the astro turf for a huge game of hockey.
Unfortunately, we aren’t able to do that this year in the same way, but it definitely hasn’t stopped our clubs and societies coming together.”
All money raised is towards White Ribbon UK, EDAN Lincs and Lucy Blackman Trust, all charities chosen by Grace’s family and the hockey society.
The total raised so far is £1,625 but the society are hoping to fundraise more.
To donate towards Grace’s Week, click here.