The University of Sussex’s badminton team is hosting a 12 hour ‘rallyathon’ in aid of The Anders Foundation

Our very own Badminton team will be pushing themselves to the limit for a great cause


Tomorrow (Thursday 20th February) the University of Sussex Badminton team are hosting a 12 hour 'rallyathon' in the name of the The Anders Foundation.

The Anders Foundation was created as a legacy to Anders Nielsen who sadly lost his life in 2010 after a year-long fight with cancer.

This 'rallyathon' will include half a day of continuous badminton, with various events, including a cake sale.

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Vice-President of the Badminton Team at The University of Sussex, Laurie Corbel, spoke about the importance of this marathon and said: “It’s important that we give back.

“We all take a lot in sport and it’s important that we do our part to ensure that the next generation can come through as we did, especially for those who are less-abled and have less opportunity. It’s great to support a charity that will enhance their opportunities.”

With entry at just three pounds payable by cash at the door or via the donation page and one pound for anyone who has shared the donation page on Facebook, the chance to support a great cause and have a great time should not be missed.

The woman's vice-captain, Alyx Ashton, said: "I’m so glad to be a part of this because events like these are so important for those in need. We’re going to have such a fun day playing a sport we love and hopefully help a good cause whilst doing it.”

Anders Foundation trustee, Nick Ponting, commented: “The Anders Foundation are both honoured and humbled that you would choose to support our charity with your 12 hour badminton event.

“The Foundation is always in need of funds and new supporters so Heather Nielsen and myself would like to wish all participants the best of luck in raising money but also very importantly to have a great time for our cause.”

You can find more details about the event on the Facebook page.

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