One year ago on 4th May 2014 we lost an amazing girl Elena Baltacha to liver cancer. Before she passed away she had set up a charity organisation Elena Baltacha's Academy of Tennis (EBAT)
Her aim was to give more children, from all backgrounds, the opportunity to learn to play tennis. The Elena Baltacha Foundation is committed to making sure Elena's work continues and that they keep enriching kids' lives through sport. Bally's legacy will live on! We will never forget her!
In order to help raise money for this great charity, I am raffling off
One pair of Queens Tennis Club centre court tickets for the opening day of the tournament (15th June 2015)
Queens tennis tournament is a great event featuring 8 of the top 13 players in the world this year! http://www.lta.org.uk/major-events/aegon-championships/
To be in with a chance to win this great prize, all you have to do is donate to this great cause. Each virtual raffle ticket costs £5 and you can buy as many as you want by donating on this page. You can also donate by text by texting the code EBQU77 followed by the amount you wish to donate e.g. EBQU77 £10 to 70070. The text is free but you cannot add giftaid! If you donate by text please tweet me at @xenon21 to let me know you have donated so I can contact you if you win
If you're not taking part in the raffle and just donating please mention that in the comments
When you donate, please remember to
1. Answer YES to "are you donating in return for a ticket to an event/raffle/auction when you donate (if option available). Please do not tick the gift aid box!
2. Please check the box to allow us to see your email address so we can contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone. I think the best way to do it is when you get to the end of the donation please tick the box where it says you are happy for zainab walji to see your details.
3. Alternatively if you are on twitter you can post your twitter name so I can contact you via twitter if you do win :)
The raffle will be open till 31st May midnight GMT
Good luck to everyone and thank you for donating!
A note from Elena Foundation about the work they do and your support
Not one for a big fuss was Bally - typical really and selfless as al...ways.
A big thankyou to everyone who has been involved in this wonderful project over the past 12 months, players, parents, staff and all who have been so kind to make a donation - everyone has played their part in keeping this dream alive and ensuring that Elena's vision & legacy continues.
Over 9000 school children have been given an opportunity to pick up a racket over the past 12 months - why? because of Bally's vision and because of you. Every single donation helps - gives an opportunity, a dream.