Ladies on court for charity cash

Tealby Tennis ladies with this year's charity day recipients 'Umbrellas' and last year's recipient Special Olympics gold medallist Andrew Maclaughlin EMN-150918-150515001
Tealby Tennis ladies with this year's charity day recipients 'Umbrellas' and last year's recipient Special Olympics gold medallist Andrew Maclaughlin EMN-150918-150515001
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Rain didn’t stop play, but the Umbrellas were out at Tealby Tennis Ladies Annual Charity Day.

This year, the ladies were supporting Umbrellas, a local charity raising funds for an inclusive play and meeting place for children, young people and adults with additional needs.

The charity was set up last year by six very determined mums with special needs children and two of them - Becky Wyatt and Charlotte Owen - went along to the post-play lunch to talk about their cause.

“There are not really places we can go as families where we are all treated as equals,” said Charlotte.

“There are things for the children alone to do, but nowhere that siblings can go to play among their disabled brothers or sisters.”

That is what the group is hoping to provide and they were grateful for the £538.50 raised at Tealby towards their goal.

Also, at the lunch was Special Olympian Andrew McLaughlin, who benefitted from last year’s Tennis Day.

Together with mum Helen, he spoke about his experiences at the World Games in Los Angeles, where he won five medals, including gold.

“We always support some form of sport-related or activity good cause at our annual charity day and these are both worthy recipients,” said organiser Joy Purkiss.

Back on court, winners were: Court 1 - Gabrielle Ellis; Court 2 - Marie Woodhouse; Court 3 -Sue Needham; Caistor Lane - Christine Campbell-Moore; Sandy Lane -Nicky Madden; Walesby - Sally Calder.