On Friday, 10th May, 20 members and their guests turned up to enjoy the sunshine and play in The Ladies’ Charity Dawes Cup in aid of Woking Hospice & Alzheimer's’ patients.
We played 3 rounds of matches in an American Doubles-style tournament with all players picked out of a ‘hat’ but fairly evenly matched. Any shyness soon disappeared as play got underway and many Deuce games were endured. Final scores were disappointing for some but well deserved by others. Our runners up were Teresa Attlewell and guest player, Jane Popplewell. Overall winner was guest player, Heather Paling, who sailed through all her matches with steady, winning shots. Congratulations to all our winners.
Compliments to Claire and bar staff for providing us with such a delicious lunch. We were also able to present some wonderful prizes in our raffle so many thanks to all our supporters, including Boz’s Fruit & Veg, Morrison’s supermarket, Beauty Basement and Mad Dog Yoga.
Additionally, we were pleased to offer some retail therapy inbetween games in way of IKKARA (www.ikkara.com) ladies’ clothing and accessories as well as the award-winning natural beauty products, TROPIC SKINCARE (www.tropicskincare.com) both of which proved very popular. Our ambassadors are offering 10% of all sales to our charity for any further orders through the club so please get in touch with Sam McPherson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
Overall, we made a healthy £417.40 for our charity. Many thanks to everyone who played a part in helping the event run so successfully, especially Matt Trevail, Julia Betts, Bronwyn Vine, Cyndy, Claire De Marco and, of course, our wonderful players. We hope to be able to repeat this event next year, so please note it in your diaries now!
The next charity tournament and lunch will be the Senior Men’s Freeman’s Cup on Tuesday, 4th June. So, lads, the competition’s on to see if you can raise more than us ladies!
Sam Mcpherson (WLTCC Charity Fundraising Lead)