Family plays marathon tennis match in aid of NHS - The Rugby Observer

Family plays marathon tennis match in aid of NHS

Rugby Editorial 17th Apr, 2020 Updated: 17th Apr, 2020   0

A FUND-RAISING family picked up their tennis rackets for a ten hour match to support the NHS.

The McCollins family from Rugby spent ten hours playing tennis on their driveway, raising more than £600 for NHS charities.

Eight-year-old Ruan wanted to do more to support hospital staff across the country after clapping for the health service and taking part in a nationwide camp-out.

And after talking to mum Rachel, dad Neil and sister Grace they decided to extend daily tennis games which they have been enjoying, while raising money at the same time.

They started the match at 9am and finished at 7pm, taking it in turns to stop for breaks.

Rachel said: “Ruan wanted to do more to raise money for NHS staff who are tirelessly working to help protect the country from Covid19. During lockdown he has loved playing tennis on the driveway and so we decided that this would be a great way to have fun and raise money at the same time.”

The team originally wanted to raise £50 but people donated hundreds over their target.

Rachel added: “Thank you so much to everyone for their support. We are overwhelmed by the response to our challenge.”

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