Twenty-four players at The Limspsfield Club (Surrey) plus friends and relatives, raised £600 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in a charity racketball tournament in memory of their friend Justin Rymer.
Justin, who was popular and a top-class badminton and squash player at the club, died earlier this year from lymphoma, aged only 45.
In the charity tournament, teams of 3 played an 8-team round robin over about two hours, with the scores accumulating from player 3 to 2 to 1 to give a match total. Then each team’s totals for the seven rounds were added together, producing the winners James McClean, Ted Glenny and Gill Stewart (pictured).
They were presented with the club’s charity cup by Justin’s brother Grant, plus individual trophies to keep.
“It was exhausting but great fun”, said organiser Caro Cluskey. “It was a great way to remember Justin and raise money for a good cause,” said another player.
There was a charity raffle running throughout the day, and the players enjoyed a few drinks and a BBQ afterwards.
Breads, salads and puddings were supplied by the players, who also donated a bottle each to the raffle. The individual trophies were also sponsored by club members.
Well done and thank you to everyone involved in such a great event!