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Bill sets up Wednesday’s marathon match to raise money for cancer charity in Lynn’s memory

 

A FIVE-hour marathon tennis match is Paperlink sales and marketing director Bill Greeno’s plan to raise money for blood cancer charity Myleoma UK – and it’s happening this Wednesday, just two days away!

Announcing the event on Friday, November 10, Bill and opponent Warren Lomax, of Max Publishing, are hoping to beat the Paris Open final match record length of hours 42 minutes – they were aiming to raise £1,000 in memory of greetings industry stalwart Lynn Tait and have already hit £1,250.
The match takes place on Wednesday, November 15, from 7am to noon at Islington Tennis Centre and Bill said: “This was inspired by the death of our friend and inspirational charity fund raiser Lynn, whose untimely passing earlier this year was caused by myeloma.
“Lynn was a marvellous woman who, throughout her life, helped so many people. She was the founder of the Ladder Club which assisted so many start-up greeting card publishers become established in the market and, in the course of her life, she also raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes.
“Lynn was also a fanatical tennis enthusiast as a player, and latterly as a spectator. She loved the French Open and, unfortunately, passed away during it this year.
“So, Warren and I thought a fitting challenge would be for us to play a match and attempt to break the Paris Open final match record length, and follow Lynn’s great example and raise money for charity in the process.
“We aim to play continuously and competitively, thereby beating the longest yet French open final which took place between Matt Wilander and Guillermo Villas in 1982.
“To get into the mood, myself and Warren have adopted the look of the two most famous players of the era, Borg and McEnroe – naturally I’m the good-looking one!”
A designated Just Giving page – www.justgiving..com/fundraising/warren-bill – has been set up specifically for anyone who wishes to donate.



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