Game, Set and Match!

30th August 2022

Thank you to Richmond Lawn Tennis Club for their fundraising tournament


In May this year I was invited to attend the Club’s annual fundraising tournament which raised funds for our Surrey Sports Fund – a fund that supports people to access sport who otherwise might be prevented due to disability or economic disadvantage.

It was a blistering hot day and the intrepid tennis players raised £1,200 which has now been used to award a grant to the Kinetic Foundation to run October Half Term Sports Projects in the east of Surrey (Redhill & Preston). This charity will be running engaging and active sport sessions for 6-12 year old children giving activity for up to 100 young people this autumn. The sports offered will be varied, from football and cricket to netball and athletics, making sure that young people get the opportunity to try new sports and take part, socialise and learn with new friends in a fun and safe environment. The sessions will be free and open to all. Kinetic Foundation will link with children services and Raven Housing to target specific families, who otherwise would not be able to participate in this type of activity.

If you’re involved in a Surrey sports club and would like to raise funds for the Surrey Sports Fund, please do get in touch – email:

As Richmond Tennis Club said to me, “We couldn’t have asked for a better use of the money”‘.

Rebecca Bowden
Chief Executive
Community Foundation for Surrey