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12-hour badminton challenge for charity in Burgess Hill

Five of the group of 12 badminton players who are raising money for the British Heart Foundation

Five of the group of 12 badminton players who are raising money for the British Heart Foundation

Twelve badminton players have set themselves a gruelling challenge to play the sport continuously for 12 hours in Burgess Hill to raise funds and awareness for the British Heart Foundation.

The charity event will run on Saturday May 31 from 8.00am-8.00pm at The Triangle and Freedom Leisure is encouraging people to come to cheer on and sponsor the participants.

James Seaton, 48, from Burgess Hill, organised the event with the help of the Freedom Leisure team as he and the other participants all have, or have experienced, friends or family suffering with heart conditions.

James said: “We’re looking forward to raising as much money as possible for the British Heart Foundation in support of our friends and families and the charity’s invaluable work.

“It’s a truly worthwhile cause and every pound we raise will really help so please donate.”

The players, who are all in their 30s 40s and 50s, have competed together for 15 years and regularly play at The Triangle, operated by Freedom Leisure in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council.

Freedom Leisure centre manager Stuart Smith said: “We were more than happy to provide the group with courts to complete the 12 hour challenge as the British Heart Foundation is our chosen charity this year and a cause we actively support.

“We wish James and the team the best of luck with their challenge and will do our bit to raise extra funds on the day through charity buckets and a cake sale.”

For further information or to make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/James-Seaton

 

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