Thank you all for your support!

The Wickwoods Members, staff and local businesses took part in the clubs 4th annual 24 hour tennis and triathlon charity event over the August Bank Holiday.

Members swam a total of 9 miles, ran 89 miles, cycled 179 miles and played hundreds of tennis matches.

Mark Ross who took place in the triathlon swam an extraordinary 1.5 miles in 30 mins, and was only just beaten in the cycling event by 0.1 of mile by Stephen Clark. Kevin Bush took Gold in the running event covering 4.35 miles. Director Lee Goossens along with sons Jamie Goossens and Craig Gaston took to the gym at 2am and then hit the courts at 4am.

All the participants for the event were entered into a raffle for a year free membership which was won by on by Carole Farquhar – congratulations!

In total over 170 staff and members took part in 24 triathlon event and raised in excess of £6100 for three charities; Whoopsadaisy School in Brighton, Woodlands Meed School in Burgess Hill and  Rossyln Park Injury Trust

Chris Stone (DJ) played throughout the course of Sunday night alongside live saxophonist, Terry Alan. Fortunately Monday saw the sun make an appearance. Tennis Director Mark Weaver and Club Coach Natasha Khan took to the courts taking on all-comers in a beat the coach finale challenge. Several of the clubs top playing members took part. Chris Revees from Sponsor Carpenter Box stepped up and despite several close calls the coaches left the courts victorious after an hour of defence.

The day ended with a raffle featuring superb prices. To prizes included a £250 voucher from James Ross Jewellers, tickets to the 1901 Club at Brighton Amex from Laurence Sprey of Ashtons Pharmacy, £300 worth of John Lewis vouchers from Rod Scott of Aircraft Golfing Society and a golf prize courtesy of David Walker at Sutton Green Golf Club. Further thanks for other generous prize donators; Kate Hope, Alex Tipping, Dominic Worrall, Ian McWhirter, Stephen Leslie, Ian Bricknell, John Billings, Nicci Hopson and Ollie High

A big thank you to the charity event sponsors as well as the event organisers Eddy Harding and Yasmin Khan.

 

 


 

 

Further Information

Since 2014, our 24 hour Charity Tennis Event has helped raise over £23712.93 for various charities.

 


 

2018 – £6355.24

Whoopsadaisy School, Rosslyn Park Injury Trust & Woodlands Meed School

 


 

 

2017 – £6173.93

Rosslyn Park Injury Trust & Woodlands Meed School

 


 

 

2016 – £6000

Rosslyn Park Injury Trust & Cancer Research UK

 


 

 

2015 – £3439

Rosslyn Park Injury Trust

 


 

 

2014 – £2000

Have a Heart Appeal – Heart FM

 

 


 

Thank you to our tennis sponsors and key donators for 2018