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Tennis club dedicates Mother's Day to Ukraine

Money raised will go to the British Red Cross

A Mother’s Day charity event is raising money for the people of Ukraine.

Western tennis club in Hyndland will host a packed day of sport and family activities (Sunday 27).

And there is a silent auction with fabulous prizes that people can bid for by email (see below).

All the money raised is going directly to the British Red Cross and its work in the war-torn country.

Coach Julie Gordon said members had been desperate to do something.

Mother’s Day seemed like an apt occasion to bring families together, she said.

Western 'family'

“Our Western ‘family’ wanted to do something for Ukraine.

“And what better day to do that than on Mother’s Day.

What's included in the silent auction
What's included in the silent auction

“It is so desperate what is happening and the impact on children and families.”

Pupils at Notre Dame primary school and a number of local businesses are helping out.

Julie said: “We've got all the businesses associated with the club involved.

"Boiler Room Fitness, the restaurant Caffe Parma and the coaches are all giving their time.

“We've got friends of the club who have helped us in the past like the singer Sharon Martin, and weather presenter Judith Ralston.

“So it's going to be like a festival-type atmosphere.”

On the day, there will be a book stall, face-painting. Even a magician will appear to spell-bind the kids.

 

Our Western ‘family’ wanted to do something for Ukraine … And what better day to do that than on Mother’s Day.

Julie Gordon

 

Children and families at Notre Dame are baking over the weekend and their treats will be on sale on the day.

And later, around 40 adults from the club will battle it out in a doubles competition.

All will pay to enter and all the fees will go to charity.

People will also have the opportunity to give a donation when they arrive on Sunday.

Boiler Room Fitness is putting on four free classes, and Caffe Parma has pledged to double money raised by its customers.

Meanwhile, club member Jamie MacDonald has donated 100 T-shirts which his company Collab Apparel designed and made.

They will be getting sold on the day with all the money going into the pot.

Julie said: “We are hoping to raise a lot of money.

 

Julie with one of the donated T-shirts that will be on sale
Julie with one of the donated T-shirts that will be on sale

“Lots of local business such as Hotel Du Vin have donated to the silent auction.

“All you need to do is send your bid by email to Michael at Boiler Room Fitness.

“We have contacted the British Red Cross and all the money will go straight into their work on the ground in Ukraine.

“It should be a fantastic day for a good cause.”

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