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Game, Set & Match for Preston Charity

16 December 2015

St Catherine's Hospice Tennis

A local tennis tournament has raised a record amount for the St Catherine’s Hospice charity thanks to the efforts of our clients.

Donations from the latest annual fundraiser held at Broughton Tennis Club, organised by haleys client Anne Carter of Chorley Orthodontics, reached £800, meaning that the total raised for the charity over the years is now approaching a huge £7,000.

It marks a fantastic milestone for St Catherine’s Hospice in its 30th anniversary year, and coincidentally the same number of years since the Preston Veterans Tennis Tournament was first established as an open event in 1985.

This year the doubles tournament continued to honour the traditions of being open to club members over the age of 45 from across the Ribble and Fylde tennis leagues, and was sponsored again by haleys client Baileys Financial Services, along with Barton Grange Garden Centre.

haleys director Michael Lucas once again participated, partnering his brother as the pair won the men’s doubles handicap.

The tournament was altered to become an open and handicap event in 1994, two years after initially being organised as a charity event in support of the hospice.

You can find out more about the work undertaken by St Catherine’s Hospice by visiting their website at, and you can get involved with next year’s Veterans Tennis Tournament by emailing

We’d like to once again congratulate the efforts of everyone who took part and helped raise money in 2015!

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