Tennis Club raises £650 for Demelza

28 September 2016

Grateful thanks go to the 29 members of Sevenoaks Lawn Tennis Club who held a fun tennis tournament to raise vital funds for Demelza.

Organised by club administrator Melanie Eagle, the tournament consisted of four rounds of seven game doubles matches, with different partners for each round.  After some highly entertaining tennis and some very closely fought matches, Sally Rothman and Alan Burner emerged as the overall winners.

They were presented with luxury Tea Time hampers from Fortnum and Mason, generously provided by Sevenoaks estate agents Hamptons International.

After a great afternoon of tennis in the sunshine, players enjoyed afternoon tea and cakes at the club.

Demelza trustee Rhiannedd Brooke, who is a member of Sevenoaks LTC, said: “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the participants in this wonderful tennis tournament.  Demelza is a really important local charity which helps children who may not live a long life to at least live a full life. 

“This £650 donation enables Demelza to offer a range of support including therapies such as art and music and baby massage, all of which help families to cope with illness and bereavement.”