ENTON GRAND SLAM 2008 CHAMPIONS
Hamish Robbie and Peter Gwilliam organise an annual tennis tournament which raises money for a different charity each year. Tildy’s Trust was the chosen charity in 2008 and we managed to raise over £20,000!
Thanks also go to sponsors Hart Brown, Strutt & Parker and Parc Investments.
(From left to right) Shaun Parry-Jones, director of Hart Brown (seated), presented the prizes to the winners Aram Freidrich and Paul Jameson; runners up: Charlie Curran (Tildy’s brother) and Richard Crawford
Letter from Hamish to the competitors…
Dear Friends in Tennis
Thank you for your co operation and participation in the event last Saturday which was attended by 96 players, a record turn out. Once again we were lucky with the weather and that of course helped in making the tournament a success.
We are indebted to our sponsors, Strutt & Parker Estate Agents and Hart Brown Solicitors, without whom it would not be possible to put on an event of this size. We are also grateful to Parc Investments who have helped in terms of additional sponsorship and who have also assisted in the fund raising for the event by providing a superb raffle prize and additional support to allow each participant to wear a sponsored shirt.
The tournament was won by Aram Freidrich and Paul Jameson, who played superbly and edged out Charlie Curran and Richard Crawford in the final. This is the third time Paul’s name has appeared on the trophy; can anyone stop him next year?
The event is for charity and this years tournament was to raise funds for research in to childhood leukaemia, through a small local charity ‘Tildy’s Trust’ which has been set up by one of our regular players – Rory Curran and his wife Mary – Anne, following their daughter’s diagnosis with this illness. We are pleased to say that Matilda is in remission and your efforts will hopefully ensure that the chances of this happening to someone close to you are diminished.
Your efforts allied to the support we have had from a number of non participating players, our benefactor, and gift aid, have resulted in our raising slightly in excess of £20,000!! A remarkable amount for a morning’s tennis.