Charity tennis tournament at St Albans club raises hundreds for Wacky Wheels

PUBLISHED: 15:36 27 May 2019

Sue Bird (centre) with Elaine Bolt and Peter Bush, the winners of the Simon Bird Charity Tennis Tournament. Picture: JIM STANDEN

Sue Bird (centre) with Elaine Bolt and Peter Bush, the winners of the Simon Bird Charity Tennis Tournament. Picture: JIM STANDEN

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St Albans group Wacky Wheels will use the money raised at the Simon Bird Charity Tennis Tournament to treat their youngsters with disabilities to a canal boat trip and a day trip to the seaside.

Bird had a huge positive impact upon the Jersey Lane-based club, responsible for installing wheelchair ramps that his son Andrew and several other Wacky Wheels youngsters used before joining watching the day's matches.

Wacky Wheels organiser Sandra Dunham: said "It was a great event with everyone enjoying the day and cheering on the players.

""We are a small voluntary run group who survive on fund raising and donations.

"Despite disabilities, every member of Wacky Wheels tries to live life to the full and the kind donation from the club will help them continue to do so."

The day itself saw 36 players compete in a round-robin doubles format with Elaine Bolt and Peter Bush, himself a Wacky Wheels parent, taking the win over Sarah Warrington and Mark Smith.

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