Sunday, July 18, 2010

'Team Tennis' Relay for Life

Wow – what a fantastic night we all experienced last Saturday. Along with the other 34 teams, Team Tennis were up at the School Oval from 3pm on Saturday to participate in the 18hr ‘Relay for Life’. Most of the team stayed right through the night and the atmosphere and spirit of everyone involved was amazing. To see the endurance of Alex and his support team was incredible, seeing the highs and lows and not believing that he would make it for the 24hrs at some points, then 30hrs later he finishes!!! He blew us all away. Congratulations to Alex and to Fi, Kaye, Ross, Janet, Lucy & Hazel – you guys are amazing and thank you for choosing Norfolk Island to break the Guiness Book World Record.

The all night breakfast was put on by ‘Team Tennis’ and what a fantastic job they all did. You will be pleased to know that I didn’t cook the breakfasts and everyone was still upright the next morning. However – Alex did comment on the ‘great’ potatoes that I cooked – yes me, and despite all of the heckling sent my way – I’m sure this was a big factor in him lasting for the 30hrs….

Typically when these events come along, Norfolk all pulls together and the generosity of ‘orl aklan’ is amazing. Team Tennis would like to thank the following for their donations, Rustys, Mike Andrews, Matt & Suz Bigg, Dave & Bronwyn South, Roy Nobbs, Chris & Karenne Gatehouse, THE BACON MAN… and to all of our ‘Team Tennis’ participants for your donations and time for this very worthy cause.

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