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Squash marathon supports spinal injury foundation

Benenden School squash girls stage 24-hour marathon to raise funds for spinal injury foundation

Playing squash for a good cause: the girls at Benenden School in Kent
Playing squash for a good cause: the girls at Benenden School in Kent

Good luck to all the girls at Benenden School, and their many supporters, who are taking part in a 24-hour squash marathon this weekend to raise funds for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation.

The event will take place at Benenden Girls’ School in Kent, starting at 6pm on Saturday 10th January.

Two courts will be in action for the full 24 hours requiring in excess of 200 players to fill all the available slots. These players will mainly be the students, with ages ranging from 11 to 18 years. PE staff, members of the academic staff, and the school’s headmistress are all set to start the event off.

Louise Hall, from Benenden School, said: “This is a cause close to our hearts. The background is that one of our sixth formers had an accident in the summer, which has resulted in her suffering a serious spinal injury and she is currently in a rehabilitation programme.

“Additionally, a recent visit from Claire Lomas, who has a spinal injury but walked the London Marathon in 2012 in a robotic suit, has helped to inspire the girls to want to raise for this important cause.”

The event is designed to raise money for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation and squash fans can donate at the Just Giving page:

www.justgiving.com/BenendenSchool24hrSquashMarathon

 

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