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Hannah Macleod inspires the next generation

Hannah was made a patron of the Ally Brennan Trust in St Ives today Photo: Andrea Johnston/ITV Anglia

Bronze medal-winning GB hockey player Hannah Macleod has made her first public appearance since her medal went missing last week.

She came to coach three different age groups at St Ives Hockey Club - where her career started.

Her 2012 medal was one of two taken on Wednesday night. The other belonged to rower Alex Partridge. They were taken along with their TeamGB jackets as they partied at a London nightclub following a reception at Buckingham Palace.

It was posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office at Bisham Abbey in Buckinghamshire on Friday. The 28 year old had taken to Twitter to publicise what had happened. She went back onto the social media site to express her thanks.

Today Hannah was given another honour - she was made patron of the Ally Brennan Trust. Named after a inspirational Cambridgeshire PE teacher, it's hoped the trust will help young sportspeople to cover some of the costs incurred in taking their sport to the next level.

Ally Brennan was the Assistant Principal at Comberton Village College and did lots of work with local primary schools, helping with their PE programmes. She was also a member of St Ives Hockey Club for 30 years. She died of cancer in February 2012.

The trust's logo is a sun hat which the founders felt represented Ally's enthusiastic personality.

A trust named after Ally Brennan was launched today Credit: Peter Brennan

"It's just fantastic. Fantastic for the club, fantastic for hockey and agreat way to launch the trust we just couldn't be happier that we can continue Ally's legacy in this way."

– Peter Brennan, Ally's husband

Hannah Macleod spent the day coaching, signing autographs and talking to the media. Her medal is still with the police while the second medal is still missing. Police continue to appeal for information.