Organiser of the tennis tournament, Frank Dakin said, ‘I wanted to raise funds to support a worthy local cause and to encourage more people to play tennis in our community. An intergenerational tennis tournament around Ford, Etal and Duddo was the solution.’
Jackie Kaines Lang, Community Fundraiser for HospiceCare in Berwick said, ‘It’s a fabulous idea which has brought dual benefits to the community – more tennis played and a fabulous sum of money raised for HospiceCare. £505 means that our nurses and clinical staff can provide two nights’ overnight care for a patient with a life-limiting illness. We’re enormously grateful to Frank and all the players.’
The tournament itself was fiercely fought. Each pair had to have a 20-year age gap between them and games were contested over a number of weeks on eight different courts. The final played out at Pallinsburn House, courtesy of Geo and Jane Farr and, according to Frank, was a nail-biting finale with age and experience ultimately victorious over youth and good looks!
If you have an idea for a fundraising event, HospiceCare would love to hear from you. Contact Jackie Kaines Lang on 01289 332290.
Jackie Kaines Lang receives a cheque for £505.00 from Frank Dakin on behalf of HospiceCare North Northumberland