A group of players at the Heron Tennis Centre Newquay completed a 12-hour tennis marathon to commemorate their late colleague David Johnson and raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer.
20 players participated during the day, including Ace coach Steve Askey and A Team player Jake Hartigan, who met in a special challenge match, won in superb fashion by Steve.
A huge success
The organisers confirm that in excess of £2,300 was raised by the event, to be divided equally between CLIC Sargent and Macmillan Cancer Support.
This sum includes £300 which was collected at another event held in Dave’s memory at St Columb Minor Institute which featured a raffle, auction and the talents of local crooner Andy Marshall.
Thank you to everyone involved
Event organiser John Klauber said: “The Newquay Thursday Nighters would like to express their thanks to all who played, watched and supported the event, in particular to: Sarah and Lee Hawkey of Britannia Lanes Removals, who very generously sponsored the day; to Terry, Liz, Steve and all staff at Heron; to Sally and Clive Hawkey at the Courtside Cafe for the refreshments (and for kindly donating the proceeds); to Nick Mayor and St Austell Brewery for their support; to the partners, staff and patients of the Narrowcliff Surgery for their substantial donation from book sales at the surgery.
“Thanks also to the many personal donors via the JustGiving page and to local businesses who supported the event including Greenways Solicitors, Newquay Mortgage and Pensions, Godolphin Arms Hotel, Fistral Surf Co, Fistral Surf Diner and Newquay Health Centre.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Georgina Reed said: “This was a great way for the players of the Heron Tennis Centre, Newquay to commemorate a well-know local businessman, Dave Johnson.
“We are thrilled that the group chose CLIC Sargent to receive 50% of the proceeds – it is ace!
“A huge well done to everyone involved and all who donated to this testing event.”