A tennis tournament in West Wight was so successful it raised over £2,000 for charity.
On one of the hottest days in July, 50 tennis players showed their passion and commitment to the sport by taking part in the annual West Wight Tennis Tournament.
Chris Goodman, the event’s retired organizer, said:
“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 Ms 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 Sally Grylls, Catherine Flury and Ron Holland received the check for £2,284.20 from retired Chris.
Also present at the presentation were Caroline Weeks, owner of Westover House, joint tournament organizer Neil Cain, tournament volunteer John Clarke and tournament winners Adam Pay and Nicky Bennett.
Lady Grylls said:
“Thank you all so much for making so much money.
“It’s a fantastic charity to support as everyone knows someone with dementia. I hope we can have a nurse admiral back in Mountbatten soon, and we are actively looking for a benefactor who can make this possible.
Catherine Flury, outgoing President of Dementia UK Admiral Nurses, said:
“Thank you so much for this wonderful donation and the support of the West Wight Tennis Tournament Committee.”
Chris thanked all of the many companies who had supported the West Wight tournament by kindly donating items for the buffet and the catering team at St Catherine’s School in Ventnor, who will be the chosen charity for the West Wight tournament. tennis next year.