Wistaston Jubiliee Tennis Club - Sport Relief 2016 supporters

Wistaston teenager George Raiswell helped to raise vital Sport Relief funds after organising a tennis contest at his local club.

George, a member of Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club on Church Lane, staged a round-robin format doubles tennis event and a fund-raising raffle for UK charity.

In previous years, the Shavington Academy year 10 pupil has organised a tennis tournament and a 12 hour ‘Tennisathon’, raising hundreds of pounds in the process.

Each participant paid a donation to play against each other.

Eight players played 58 games in total.

The winning pair were Ben Reinhardt and Paul Sheeky, who won by a one game margin and received a shield donated by Concorde Trophies.

George also organised raffle prizes.

These included a hamper donated by Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club members, £10 voucher donated by Cheerbrook Farm in Nantwich, £10 voucher from Minshull’s, three family tickets from Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, a one-hour reiki session from Cheshire Reiki & Wellbeing Therapy, a round of golf for two from Queens Park Golf Club, a meet the meerkats experience from Zoo2U, and a Reaseheath Family Festival ticket from Reaseheath College.

George’s mum Julie made sandwiches and a Victoria sponge cake for all participants.

In total, £131.25 was collected for Sport Relief, which raises money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world’s poorest countries.

George said: “I would like to thank everyone who played in the tournament and those who supported it.

“I would also like to thank all the generous contributors to the raffle. It was all for a very worthy cause.”

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