Charity tennis tournament raises money to help people with dementia


Left to right, top row, Chris Goodman, John Clarke, Neil Cain, Ron Holland, Catherine Flury, Alison Child and Caroline Weeks. Bottomr, Nicky Bennett, Sally Lady Grylls and Adam Pay.

A CHECK for £2284.20 has been donated to a good cause following a tennis tournament.

Sally, Lady Grylls, Chair of Dementia UK Admiral Nurses IW Appeal, received the check from Chris Goodman, the outgoing organizer of the West Wight Tennis Tournament.

The tournament took place on one of the hottest days of the year.

Chris said: “Fifty tennis players showed their passion and commitment to the sport by taking part in the annual West Wight Tennis Tournament.

“Each year this popular tournament is held at various venues across West Wight, with the final and buffet lunch taking place at Westover House in Calbourne, courtesy of Caroline Weeks.”

The annual event supports a different charity each year, and this year the proceeds were raised to benefit Dementia UK Admiral Nurses Isle of Wight.

Lady Grylls said: “Thank you all so much for winning so much money. This is a fantastic charity to support as everyone knows someone with dementia.

“I hope we can soon have a nurse admiral at Mountbatten, and we are actively looking for a benefactor who can make it happen.”

Next year the chosen charity is St Catherine’s School, Ventnor.

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