Tennis - A 24-hour tennis marathon took place at the David Lloyd Newbury where more than 380 individual hours of tennis were played. The New Life tennis marathon raises money to provide equipment for premature or seriously-ill babies to increase their chances of survival.
According to Newbury Today, the charity was founded by Trevor Goodall in 1995 in memory of his sons Joshua and Samuel, who died a week after being born three months premature. The first event was held last year which raised £17,000 while this year's event raised £25,300.
Trevor Goodall commented, “The event was a massive success for New Life, achieved by lots of dedicated helpers and supporters giving their all to help little babies. The £25,300 surpassed our wildest dreams and it will help so many tiny lives”.
The charity commented, "The buzz and atmosphere were incredible throughout the event and it was wonderful to see so many people come together to help raise money for such a great cause. This is exactly why Trev started the New Life charity and nearly 25 years after he pledged to help every little baby that he could to have the best chance of survival and quality of life, thankfully, Trev has kept it going.
His boys Joshua and Samuel must be shining on their dad as every event is supported by such incredible people and we are very lucky to have the support of many donors and helpers to run these events. It’s just wonderful that the fundraising has, and is still, going directly into the heart of the cause”. The event was won by Tony Montana (The Slicers) with the Slicers beating the Top Spinners 161 games to 158 games.