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Friday, December 6, 2019

Beat the Pro at West Bridgford Table Tennis Club

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Olympic and Commonwealth Games Table Tennis medal winner, Sam Walker, has challenged local people to pit their ping pong talents against him in a ‘Beat The Pro’ fundraiser next week.

 

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The challenge, hosted by West Bridgford Table Tennis Club on Friday 5 April at Rushcliffe School, will raise money for local charity EFTC (Education for the Children). Local people of any age are invited to come along between 7pm and 9pm and try their hand at winning a few points against Sam.  A minimum donation of £5 for adult participants and £2 for children is suggested.

 

Every penny raised will go towards EFTC’s School of Hope in Guatemala, where 679 severely impoverished students are receiving an education along with nutritional, health and social support.

 

The idea for the table tennis fundraiser came from long-time EFTC-supporter, Rob Evans.  After taking part in a 12 hour Ping-Pong-A-Thon for the charity last month he decided to approach Sam with his ping-pong-plan, and was delighted that Sam said yes.

 

“I hope lots of people will come forward to try to win a few points against me on Friday 5 April,” says Sam.  “I believe every child, wherever they live in the world, should have the right to an education, to develop their skills and realise their potential, whether academic or sporting. Without EFTC these youngsters in Guatemala would be on the streets and destined for a life of poverty, danger and ill health.”

 

If you can’t make it on 5th April but would like to donate, you can use the link here: virginmoneygiving.com/fund/playthepro

 

You can join the fun wherever you are in the world via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #EFTCplaythepro

 

Info:

7-9pm at West Bridgford Table Tennis Club, Rushcliffe School.

Address: Rushcliffe School. Boundary Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7BW

Donation price: £2 for children, £5 for adults – suggested minimum donation to Play the Pro!

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