Tennis community helps charity

Thirty four pairs of pyjamas were donated to the Middlemore Foundation by Howick Tennis Club members. File photo supplied

The Howick Tennis Club Midweek Ladies recently held a Jammies in June fun tournament.

Entry fee to the tournament was at least one pair of children’s pyjamas which are donated to the Middlemore Foundation’s appeal. Thirty four pairs of pyjamas were given by generous club members.

In May the Midweek Ladies, together with members from Cockle Bay, Sunnyhills, Pakuranga and Bucklands Beach clubs, played in a fundraising tournament for Totara Hospice.

With entry fees, raffles, plants donated by Zealandia and books donated by The Book Barn, $4864 was raised and has already been put to good use by the Hospice to support delivery of care from Hospice community nurses to those in the community needing care at home.

Each year at the Midweek AGM the Howick ladies vote to hold tournaments to fundraise for various charities in the Howick-Pakuranga area.

Leading up to Christmas, three more tournaments will be held with proceeds going to Bellyful, Sweet Louise and the All Saints Food Bank.

The Howick Tennis Club is a family-friendly club and have various club sessions to suit all tennis requirements. Email howicktennis@xtra.co.nz for our Early Bird membership options.