Sunshine Coast Ladies Midweek Tennis Association Inc

Charity Day Kawana February 10th 2016

18 February 2016 |

Charity Day funds presentationAnother very successful Charity Day was conducted at Kawana Tennis Club on February 10th. The chosen charity for this day was Destiny Rescue. This organisation rescues at risk females from exploitation. The Charity Day is conducted twice each year by The Sunshine Coast Midweek ladies Tennis Association. As always there were many helpers to ensure a smooth running tournament. Three rounds of Fast Four Format tennis was enjoyed by the tennis players. Winner of Division 1&2 was Liz Turnbull from Yandina, Runner up was Jenny Marks from Caloundra. Winner of Division 2&3  was a 3 way tie; Heather Burt from Maroochydore, Jo Williams from Witta and Margaret Cawthorne from Mooloolaba. Good Sport prizes were Division 1&2 Sonja Fenwick and for Division 3&4 Georgina Hobson. The Lucky Door prize of a beautiful basket of goodies was won by Jo Williams. A special prize of a Coles $20 voucher was won by Liz Turnbull. Tickets had been sold in the Raffle before the tournament. This was a Cooler Bag filled with a variety of delightful edible delicacies. This was won by the Coach manager of Kawana Tennis Club, Dean Buckland.

Following the presentation of the above prizes, a table brimming with Cent Sale prizes were drawn. The most hotly contested prizes always seem to be in tall brown bottles filled with drinkable liquid!

While lunch was being prepared  and served by the three capable kitchen ladies, Joan Grayson, Karen Morris and Carol’s friend from Toowoomba, Jill Lanagan, the guest speaker from Destiny Rescue gave a vey emotional and moving account of what the organisation does. There were many gasps and tear filled eyes as May Shaw described the rescues that have been conducted. We were amazed to hear that the youngest female rescued was ONLY 5 years old. This kind of female Trafficking is happening here on the Sunshine Coast, sometimes with parental consent! May assisted Charity Chairperson, Carol Morris to present the many prizes. Annie Lyons, President of The Sunshine Coast Midweek Ladies Tennis Association thanked May who filled in as guest Speaker at  short notice. Carol thanked those attending for their loyal support and donations to support this day. Annie also thanked Carol for her contribution in conducting these tournaments and mentioned this was Carol’s 20th Charity Day tennis Tournament she has organised.

The positive of the day was that ALL the profits were donated to Destiny Rescues. The Grand Total donated was $600 which May accepted on behalf of the Destiny Rescue Organisation.

Thank you all for attending and assisting to make this another profitable day. Thanks must also go to Kawana Tennis Club for the generous donation of the Club House and tennis courts to conduct the tournament. We look forward to seeing you and many more ladies at the next Charity Day to be held in association with Annual General Meeting in August 2016.

Carol Morris Charity Person, Sunshine Coast Midweek Ladies Tennis Association.