24 Hour Tennis Challenge in Memory of Neil Davies

Team fundraiser2 members2 charities
raised of £1,000 target
by 80 supporters

Charities we support2

Raising money for Marie Curie and Hope Rescue


The Challenge

In November 2021, the club lost our dear friend Neil Davies, who died from a rare adrenal carcinoma, aged just 50. He was an outstanding athlete, an incredible human being, father to two beautiful daughters and husband to Helen. In Neil’s memory, Llantwit Major Tennis club is undertaking a 24 hour tennis endurance challenge to raise funds in support of Marie Curie and Hope Rescue, two amazing charities that supported and cared for Neil and his family during his illness. To complete this challenge the participants are required to keep at least one court in continuous play for a 24 hour period – from midday on the 16th Sept to midday on the 17th Sept 2023.

Our Charities

We would be extremely grateful if donations could be split as evenly as possible across both our nominated charities.

Marie Curie is a vitally important charity that provides practical expertise, care and compassionate support for people and families living with terminal cancer. The doctors and palliative care nurses at Holm Towers, Penarth gave exceptional support during the last 18 months of Neil’s life and to those close to him.

Hope Rescue Centre for dogs, a local charity based in Llanharan, has been helping to save the lives of stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs since 2005. Through fostering some of the most neglected dogs, Neil managed to find extra emotional support during his battle with cancer which had an immensely positive impact on his mental health at an incredibly difficult time.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Just Giving page and making a donation, however big or small. Neil’s death affected us all so deeply and we are so grateful for the support of the local community to help us make this event a reality and raise funds to help support families facing this terrible disease.

Team members (2)

About the charities

  • Marie Curie

    RCN 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland)
  • Hope Rescue

    RCN 1129629

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