Playing in pink at Grantham Tennis Club

The events supporting Breast Cancer charities at Grantham Tennis Club included a pink ladies doubles tournament.
The events supporting Breast Cancer charities at Grantham Tennis Club included a pink ladies doubles tournament.
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Everything turned pink for five days at Grantham Tennis Club last week to raise more than £600 for Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care.

The coaches sported pink attire, while anyone attending a coaching or adult social class without a touch of pink on their person was presented with the challenge of playing in a pink tutu or feather boa. There was also a pink cardio session and ladies doubles tournament.

Cafe Rainbow joined in with a pink themed coffee and cake morning, and produced an impressive size 36D cake! Blue Owl Art also incorporated a pink ribbon theme into their children’s holiday art camps and Grantham MP Nick Boles came along and showed his support by purchasing raffle tickets.

The event was initiated by Caythorpe resident Sue Stannard, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2011.

Sue said: “I joined the Grantham Tennis Club and Gym this summer, wanting to get back into playing tennis after four years of being physically unable to do so. The prospect was a bit daunting but was made much less so by the wonderful spirit of friendliness at GTC. The gym facilities are amazing, and that has helped me a lot with recovering fitness too. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone there for their support – especially GTC manager Sarah Patton, and social secretary Melanie Bloodworth, who both put a lot of effort into making it all happen.”

Asda, who fundraise for the two charities through their Tickled Pink campaign, contributed balloons, bunting and pink cake decorations.