Shropshire Star

Charity racketball tournament raises £1,100 for cancer charity

A total of £1,100 was raised through a charity racketball tournament and raffle organised by a cancer survivor.

Les Bywater donated the cheque to Lingen Davies

Engineer Les Bywater, 69, said he wanted to give something back to those that had helped him after he went into remission.

He held the 20-person tournament at Lilleshall National Sports Centre on April 6.

More than £808 was raised on the day, with the total continuing to rise by nearly £300.

Mr Bywater, who lives in Horsehay, Telford, handed over the money last week.

A spokeswoman for Lingen Davies said: "Well done to Les and Helen Bywater for organising a charity racketball tournament at their local club in Lilleshall.

"They raised a fantastic £1,100 from participation contributions and a raffle, with some very generous prizes.

"This will help us towards raising our final £68,000, to get to £1.25 million by June 2019."