Netball matches support the Teenage Cancer Trust

Some of the participants who took part in Melton Mowbray Netball Club's marathon 12-hour sponsored event 
PHOTO: Tim Williams
Some of the participants who took part in Melton Mowbray Netball Club's marathon 12-hour sponsored event PHOTO: Tim Williams
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A 12-hour sponsored netball marathon has raised hundreds for charity.

The event organised by members of the Melton Mowbray Netball Club aimed to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, in memory of former player, Jola Gowing, who died last year.

The fun family day at Melton Sports Village on Sunday featured junior play for those 16 and under from (9am-1pm), over 16s’s play from (1-4pm), mix teams play from (4-7pm) and club play with families from (7-9pm).

One of the organisers Daisy Holland said: “We had a great time and a wonderful day. It was lovely to see so many people of different ages and abilities playing netball and having fun for a good cause.

“There were a number of visitors that turned up unannounced which was a pleasant surprise, and we had 11 teams compete in the mix team play matches.”

Helena Gowing, Jola’s sister participated during the course of the event and Jola’s parents attended to show their support. There was also a cake raffle which raised additional funds.

In total over £700 was raised on the day with around £170 being donated online to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

l To donate text MMNC71 to 70070, which donates £5 or visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Melton-Mowbray-Netball-Club