Have Fun At Charity Sports Day

Test your tennis serve and much more...

A charity sports and fun day, backed by stars from the world of rugby, soccer, tennis and golf is taking place in Raynes Park on Friday (July 29).

The event will run at the David Lloyd Centre from 9am-4pm, and feature activities from tennis competitions to outdoor aerobics, fun sporting activities for children to live music, a barbeque and full use of the club facilities.

Former England and Bath rugby star Victory Ubogu will be among those attending the fun day, which is in aid of funds for a network of schools in Vietnam and supporting the work of True Volunteer Foundation (TVF).

Celebrities backing the event include golfer Darren Clarke fresh from his victory in The Open, BBC Sports presenter John Inverdale, celebrity chef Ainsley Harriot, former British number one tennis player Annabel Croft, former England and Wimbledon footballer John Scales, former Nigerian and Wimbledon footballer Efan Ekoku, Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao, plus former British tennis players Sam Smith and Sue Mappin.

Sue Mappin, said: "I am passionate about sport at all levels, be it professional or grass roots, and I am particularly looking forward to this event in support of True Volunteer Foundation".

Annabel Croft added: "This worthy charity, using only volunteers, deserves all our support from the world of tennis with this fundraising event".

The event is open to everyone from sporty individuals wanting to test their speed in the fastest tennis serve or compete in the fastest swim to families and people of all ages and sporting ability looking for a different day out.

Dao Tran-Boyd, from the True Volunteer Foundation, said: "There will be prizes, health and well-being advice, volunteering opportunities and much more. We have many fun activities to keep children entertained – from football with a twist to magicians and face painting".

TVF, founded in 2004 at the David Lloyd Club, now has over 100 True Volunteers who do not get paid or get expenses reimbursed. Cycle Vietnam 2011 is the charity’s first challenge event, where a team will cycle 400km through Cambodia and Vietnam raising funds to build schools for children in Vietnam. 

Entry to the event costs £5 per adult, £1 for children aged under 12, and those aged 12 to 16 will pay £3. There will be a small charge for different activities on the day.

July 25, 2011