Tennis club raises thousands of pounds for Saint Francis Hospice’s phone service

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 August 2018

The Theydon Bois Lawn Tennis Club raised money for Saint Francis Hospice.

The Theydon Bois Lawn Tennis Club raised money for Saint Francis Hospice.

Saint Francis Hospice

A tennis club has raised thousands of pounds to help fund a hospice’s pioneering phone service which supports isolated and lonely people.

Theydon Bois Lawn Tennis Club welcomed 60 women for an exciting day of tennis and lunch to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice’s OrangeLine service.

More than £3,200 was made on the day.

Sally Hunter, one of the club’s committee members and volunteer at the hospice, said: “I know how much of a struggle it is to raise the funds needed and we are happy to do anything we can to raise money for such a brilliant cause.”

Head of major gifts Anne Brown said: “We are so proud to be able to provide this pioneering service, which was initially set up to support bereaved people whose loved ones were cared for by the hospice.

“This very generous donation will help OrangeLine continue to reach people in our community who would otherwise be isolated and facing loneliness.“

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