SPONSORED TENNIS MARATHON RAISES £25,000
24th October 2019
David Lloyd Newbury and charity New Life raise funds for Salisbury District Hospital
A special presentation took place last week, at Salisbury District Hospital as a new Drager baby incubator was unveiled, purchased by local charity New Life.
Funds for the new machine were raised at a sponsored tennis marathon at David Lloyd Newbury earlier this year. The event saw 24-hours of sponsored tennis; 384 individual hours of tennis booked, two players Nick Dingwall and Tony Montana played for 24-hours and four Lola Ematula, Charlie Hill, Andy Prickett and Matt Morton played for 12. There was also a special SPINathon, plus kids’ sessions, cake sale and tombola.
Founder of New Life Trevor Goodall commented: “I’m thrilled to unveil the new incubator at Salisbury and can’t thank everyone who joined in enough for their support and generous donations. The difference that we have all made for premature and poorly babies coming from our area in to Salisbury Hospital is huge.”
Leigh Johnson, General Manager David Lloyd Newbury added: “The whole team at David Lloyd Clubs are incredibly proud to have been involved with the tennis marathon and are delighted that we’ve raised enough money to buy a new incubator for Salisbury hospital. It was brilliant to see so many people come together to help raise money for such a great cause. The club was buzzing over the weekend and we’re already planning how we can make next year’s event bigger and better!”
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Photo caption left to right:
Adam Chadwick, Rackets Manager David Lloyd Newbury and Geoff Dunning, Neonatal Clinical Lead Salisbury NHS Trust.
About New Life Charity
New Life was founded by Trevor Goodall in 1995 in memory of his sons Joshua and Samuel who were born 3 months early weighing just 1lb 1oz and 1lb 3oz. Sadly, they both died after a week, but their struggle inspired Trevor to do something. Now each year the charity goes from strength to strength.
To date Trevor and his team of volunteers have raised almost £800,000.00 helping hospitals such as Swindon, Reading, Yeovil, Basingstoke, Bristol, Oxford, Nottingham and Hull raise funds to buy specialist equipment, improving the chances of babies born prematurely.
About David Lloyd Leisure
The David Lloyd Leisure Group has 115 clubs - 99 clubs in the UK and a further 15 clubs across Europe and one in India, comprising two brands: David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs (of which there are three - Chelsea, Notting Hill and Kensington).
It has over 620,000 members and employs around 8600 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 while it contracts the services of more than 680 tennis professionals.
Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 190 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 13,000 exercise classes per week. Every week over 25,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure, 16000 children learn to play in the Tennis All Stars Coaching Programme.
David Lloyd Club’s racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.