Tennis players help to deliver the WOW factor

Pock tennis club
Pock tennis club

TENNIS players from Pocklington organised a tournament - in order to make a racket about a good cause.

The 32 female players from the town’s West Green club played in aid of WOW - the Wellbeing of Women charity which raises money to improve women’s health through research.

And the players served up a treat of top tennis action to bag almost £700.

Angela Bush, who helped organise the event, said: “We are very happy with the amount - it is not so much the amount, though this is important, it is the double whammy of raising the profile of the charity.

“I support the charity because it is one of those that is vitally important for the general health and wellbeing of women of all ages - not just childbirth issues but from menstruation to menopause, including vital research into why women miscarry, screening of the unborn child, genetic links to ovarian cancer and cervical smear tests.

“They are all funded by Wellbeing – not the government as most people assume.

Also, because it does not have ‘children’ or ‘cancer’ in the title it is extra hard to try and get people involved or giving.”