A fundraiser that saw two amateur squash players raise nearly £3,000 with a 24-hour game presented a cheque to Ponthafren for hosting the event.

On Tuesday, November 28, Ben Roberts and Ross Harris presented a cheque of £200 to Ponthafren at their Welshpool facility in The Armoury on Brook Street.

The donation was made as a thank you to Ponthrafren for hosting their fundraising event, in which they took part in a 24-hour-long game of squash to raise money for charity 4Louis, an organisation that works to support anyone affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of a baby or child.

Ponthafren wellbeing officer Huw Williams said: “All I can say is thank you for the generous donation. We were very happy with the squash marathon and very pleased to have played a part in raising the money for charity.”

Held from 12pm on October 14 to 12pm on October 15, the pair started the game playing against each other and then took on other opponents in shifts over the course of 24 hours, playing against a range of friends and fellow squash club members at Ponthafren’s court.

In total, they raised £2,951 for their chosen charity, while Welshpool Morrison’s also donated supplies to the event in the form of food and water.

Looking back at the fundraiser, Ross Harris said: “The event went well beyond what we thought it would be, especially since we tripled what we thought we would raise.It was good to get everyone down and see the support for the marathon, during the 24 hours and with all the donations we received after it had finished.” 

Story originally published on County Times Website by Josh Price