HELENSBURGH Tennis Club held a raffle event recently to mark a special 75 year anniversary.

The local sports club, which was established in 1884 and where Paralympic hero Gordon Reid MBE learned to play the game, held the raffle at the end of March to mark 75 years of Christian Aid, a UK charity which fights global poverty.

In past years members Ann McKelvie and Phyllis Fullarton organised SuperSoup lunches to help the charity, but due to coronavirus that was not possible this year, meaning they opted for a charity raffle instead which raised over £350.

Phyllis said: “The response of members was brilliant, we made a socially-distanced draw at the club, and 62 prizes had been donated.

“We have raised far more than we dared to hope for, and we are so grateful to all who donated prizes and bought tickets.”

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