War of the Worlds’ Jeff Wayne’s charity tennis cheque for Herts Action on Disability
MUSICIAN Jeff Wayne swapped War of the Worlds for war of the tennis rackets when he was challenged to a game while appearing on a radio show.
And as a result of Jeff, who lives in Shenley, accepting the challenge, he raised �100 for the charity of which he is a patron, HAD – Herts Action on Disability.
Jeff, a keen tennis player, was appearing on a Bolton FM radio show when he was challenged to a winner-takes-all tennis match against presenter Ross Elliott.
In Lancashire during the European and UK arena tour of his musical adaptation of The War of the Worlds, Jeff gladly agreed to play and was partnered by Ray Jones, a member of the David Lloyd Centre in Bolton where the event was held.
Jeff and Ray beat Ross and his partner Shirley Deakin – and raised �100 for HAD as a result.
Said Jeff: “I couldn’t resist a tennis challenge and at the same time the chance to spread the word about HAD. It was a very well organised and enjoyable event and fortunately my partner and I came out on top, bringing the prize money home to HAD.”
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