Netball day notches up charity score

Netball charity fun day at Scalby School,organiser Dawn Read with Daughter Charlotte and all the teams taking part in the day...Picture Richard Ponter.113370d news
Netball charity fun day at Scalby School,organiser Dawn Read with Daughter Charlotte and all the teams taking part in the day...Picture Richard Ponter.113370d news

AVON lady Dawn Read’s netball day has netted at least £1,000 for four cancer charities.

Eight teams took part in the tournament at Scalby School. They were Compass, Dale Power Solutions, Express Coach Repairs, Klosters, Queen Bees, Rumour St Catherines’s and Wydeale Warriors.

Dawn, who had to give up the game due to a knee injury, said: “I am really pleased with the amount of money we’ve already raised.

As well as the netball, there was a fun bus, children’s entertainment provided by Paul Delaney and stalls, including St Catherine’s Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Care.

Backing also came from Avon and Vodaphone, where Dawn also works.

Avon champions Breast Cancer Crusade which was a spur for Dawn. “Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the UK so most people know someone who has been affected by the disease,” she said.

“Although more women than ever are surviving, there’s plenty more needs to be done.”

Dawn’s grandfather George Shepherd died from cancer as she has already raised cash in his memory.

The charities to benefit from Dawn’s day are: St Catherine’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.