Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Tennis tournament in memory of suicide victim

A TENNIS tournament was held to raise money in memory of a man who took his own life.

A TENNIS tournament was held to raise money in memory of a man who took his own life.

Daniel Leer committed suicide in 2013 after suffering mental health issues.

The day–long event was organised by his mother Amanda Andrews and her friends Jenny Berger, Karen Peters and Helen Meredith. They raised about £2,200 for mental health charity MIND.

Twenty–four pairs of women played matches at five courts across the area with the quarter–finals onwards being played at Shiplake Tennis Club.

Between the group stages and the final rounds, the participants were served lunch. The winners were Sarah Widdowson and Viv Albin.



Mrs Andrews said: “It was a lovely day and we were thrilled to have so many ladies come along.

“A huge thank–you to the five ladies who provided courts and hosted part of the tournament.” There was also a raffle which included prizes donated by Henley Golf Club, La Medusa hair studio in Station Road, Henley, and Shiplake Butchers.

The four organisers are holding a number of fund–raising events in memory of Mr Leer, culminating in a climb of Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco in September.

To donate, visit http://uk.virginmoney giving.com/fundraiser–web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=mindovernatter&isTeam=true



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