On Easter Monday, Sevenoaks Tennis Club hosted a charity tennis tournament and raffle to raise money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust. Together the club raised £350 for the charity, which provides personal support to those affected by pulmonary fibrosis.
As the sun shone, 24 players took part in an American-style tournament, with 24 players playing in pairs on the club’s clay courts, with a change in partner and opposition after each round.
Two top prizes were on offer for those taking part in the friendly competition – two Fortnum & Mason gift hampers, kindly donated by club sponsor Hamptons International Estate Agents Sevenoaks. The men’s winner was Steven, while Benjie led the ladies. A close runner-up in the men’s contest was club junior Milan, aged 13.
Emily Richards, who arranged the contest for the club, said, “This event was in aid of a friend that lost his dad to this debilitating illness. The event wouldn’t have been possible without the club’s committee, and I’d like to say a special thank you to Melanie, Sally and Dave for making the day run smoothly. The donations were raised for a great cause, and the tournament itself was the perfect way to end a beautiful Easter weekend.”
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust (pulmonaryfibrosistrust.org) provides personal support to those affected by pulmonary fibrosis. The Trust offers practical, emotional and financial support, and raises awareness of the illness and the challenges faced by affected families and friends on a daily basis.