AFTER a successful first year the Herefordshire FA Armed Forces Mental Health Awareness Festival is set expand next season.

Some 250 people attended the event on Sunday to support the armed forces while raising awareness for mental health.

The event started with a women's walking football match when a team from Hereford beat their Leominster opponents 6-1.

That was followed by a women's 11-a-side match between two Herefordshire Select XI sides resulting in a 3-1 win for the 'reds'.

The day concluded with a Herefordshire FA Veterans League match.

Civil Service were heavy favourites going into the match against Hay St Mary's.

However, Hay gave them a good game despite eventually losing 2-1.

A total of £400 was raised from the event which will be split between Herefordshire Mind and Help for Heroes.

"It was such a good and supportive event," said organiser Scott Russell.

"Local junior teams would like to be involved next year so we are hoping to create a family atmosphere. Everybody who took part this year wants to be involved again."

Pictures by Helen Warwick