24 Hour Racquets Fundraiser!

Friday 6th October 2023

24 Hour Racquets Fundraiser!

We are excited to be running a brand-new fund-raising event at the Club – a 24-hour Racquets Marathon! We were approached by member Andrew Hayward as he was keen to challenge himself to see if he could play tennis for 24 hours and raise some much-needed money for local charities. We thought it was a great idea and upon meeting him our owner and MD Matthew Towers decided he wanted to join in and play 24 hours of Squash!

The event will take place from Friday 6th October at 5pm through to Saturday 7th October at 5pm and we are fundraising for our new member-chosen charities FACES and St John’s School in Kempston. We hope to raise lots of money and already have a sponsor for the event who will match all donations, pound for pound, up to a maximum of £1,500, so please be generous!

Matt says…….

As a lifelong “squash nut” I am (sort of!) looking forward to the challenge of trying to play squash for 24 hours, although I must admit it also has me slightly worried! Squash is a gruelling sport and 24 hours feels like a lonnnnnnnnng time! I hope the body stands up to it!
Anything you can donate to help us raise much needed funds for these two amazing local charities would be greatly appreciated. And if you want to jump on court with me, please follow the links below and book yourself a 1-hour slot!
Thanks in advance for your support!

Andrews says……

I've played tennis since I was 3 and with my whole family being able to play to a good standard its easy to say that its always been in my blood. When I was younger, much younger I would play 5 setters for over 5 hours, but now I’m older, perhaps not as fit and a little more to carry around the court obviously I thought why not do 24 hours in one go! It will be tough but I know there are a great bunch at the Club and friends, colleagues and family will support the best they can.

Anything that can be donated either to play in the sessions or just to support me in my challenge will be appreciated. I look forward to playing some singles, doubles, mixed, anything goes and happy for any suggestions during the time slot.

Thank you for supporting this challenge and the great charities we are raising money for!

If you want to join Matthew and/or Andrew on court at some point during the 24 hours, you can donate AND book a playing slot. Full details of all the sessions and how to book can be found at www.clubtowers.com/24hoursofracquets or you can email Jo on jo.saywell@clubtowers.com for more information.

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24 Hour Racquets Fundraiser!
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  • 06/10/23

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    Shanice Smith

    £ 10.00

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    Rhys Mehmi

    Thank you all for your efforts and support for St John's School and Faces Bedford :)

    £ 100.00

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    Soraya Mehmi

    Thank you all for your efforts and support for St John's School and Faces Bedford :)

    £ 100.00

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    Michael Lacey

    £ 30.00

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    Sponsor

    What a great effort and a superb result!!

    £ 1500.00 (+£375.00)

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    Julie Parsley

    I feel I should have sent Paul towards the end of your 24h - might have been his only chance to ever win a match against you 😅 well done!!

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    Luke Neal

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    Jenny Patten

    Amazing effort Andy! Well done!!

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    Dave Preston

    What are you doing with the cardboard cut out 🤣

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    Mark

    Well done Andy… awesome work..

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    Anonymous

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    Andy Symonds

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    Paul Monk

    Well done Andrew

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    Deborah Inskip

    Fantastic! Very well done xx

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    Julie H

    Absolutely fantastic enthusiasm and effort both of you! You inspired so many of us to join in!👏👏

    £ 40.00 (+£10.00)

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    Sophie C

    Well done both! Amazing effort!!

    £ 25.00 (+£6.25)

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    Anonymous

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Liz Balfour

    Amazing effort, keep going!

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    Russell burrows

    Good luck 🤞🏼

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    The Saywells

    Amazing achievement Matt and Andy!

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    Nick

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    Simon and Bev Marshall

    Well done Matt and Andy! 👏👏

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    Anonymous

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    Andrew John Green

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    Cordelia Squire

    Wow wonderful effort, truelly courageous. Amazing standard of tennis despite playing for so long! Hope the rest of the afternoon goes well and best wishes, Cordelia

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Anonymous

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    Adrian Smart

    Amazing effort

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    Jackie Mackley

    Well done you must all be exhausted !! Not long now !!

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    Vanessa Clewett

    Good luck - see you at 13pm

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    Anonymous

    Fantastic effort everyone!

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    Ru Wilson

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    Kate T

    Amazing! Well done

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    Tom

    Keep going!

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    Jenny Eccles

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    Lee Moore

    Well done to all involved 👏🏼👏🏼

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    North Beds Osteopaths

    Good luck Matt and Andrew. Great effort! Jason

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    Steve Davies

    Good luck Matt and Andrew!

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    Nicola WF

    Good luck Andy & Matt & especially those taking part in the Twilight hours 👌

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    Simon

    Great effort for a great cause Matt

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    James Foley

    Great effort both - look forward to playing you at 7am 👍

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Jo

    Good luck to everyone involved!

    £ 20.00

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    Mum & Dad

    Good luck Son, all the family will be there to support you

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    James Mackley

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    Sophie Zillmann

    Dear Andy, thank you. Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much! All the best to you.

    £ 250.00

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    Megan and Esteban

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    Good luck!

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    Nick Murthwaite

    Best of luck!

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    Jools

    C u on crt. Jools & Carms

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    Emma Hume

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    Adrian Phillips

    Good luck Chaps

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    Soza Health

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    Nick Boys

    great fundraising idea for great cause, well done boys, cannot wait to join you on court

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    Amanda Greenland

    Well done! Looking forward to playing you Andy!

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    Adrian Lloyd

    Crazy people, great cause!

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    Ed Warren

    Best of luck on this challenge Matthew!

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    Babs Rai

    Good effort for good causes chaps. Well done.

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    Claire

    Good luck everyone - great causes

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    Nick Kier

    Great effort!

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    Dad & Mum

    Good luck with it Matt. Hope it all goes well !!!

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    Eamonn

    Great effort! Hope it goes well!

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    Alice Richardson

    Good luck Matt & Andy

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    Anthony Gell

    Well done Matt and Andrew, great cause.

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    Lee Robinson

    Good luck.

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    Gary & Zoe

    Good luck, Andy! We know you'll "Ace" it. Just don't fall asleep.

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    Claire Grant

    Good luck Andy and Matt! This is a great challenge for you both and for some great causes. See you on Friday and Saturday😁

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Ian Thomas

    Good luck guys, you're gonna need it, bringing my A game!

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    Missi

    See you on Friday

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    Will M

    Go well Matt - see you at some point near the end!

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    Rachel Kirkby

    Best of luck.

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    Matthew Knight

    Good work, mate. Good luck 🍀

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    Peter and Carol

    Great effort - good luck ! 😁👍

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    Big Sister…The Sharps

    Good luck🍀 Andrew! (& Matt) We know you’ll smash it. Such a great cause and way to raise money. We’ll be there to support, play some tennis and keep you going. Xx

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    Ian R

    Best of luck. See you there

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    Mario

    All the best Andy & Matt, pace yourself! Great effort to contribute to some amazing causes 👏🏼🎾

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    Daniel E

    Good luck, Matt, sorry I can’t be there!

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    Garry Morris

    Good luck Andy!! 🎾

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    Max Burgoyne

    All the best guys!

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    Joseph Masih

    Good luck Matt.

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    Philip Jenkins

    #LoveSquash

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    Chris Kennedy

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    John

    Good Luck Andy!!!

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    Andrés

    Go Andrew, go!

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    Alex Buckhurst

    Best of luck Matt... look forward to having a knock!

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    Max Burgoyne

    All the best Andy & Matt! See you in the early hours! Max, Meg & Orson

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    Krystal

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    Jenny Patten

    Well done Andy!

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    Anonymous

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    Charlie A

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    Phil Marshall

    Good luck!!!

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    Graham Hood

    Good luck Andrew

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    Bosch Secure Truck Parking

    Go Andrew, Go !!!

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    Jo & Richard

    Good Luck Matt! x

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    Jon Towers

    Put me down for the ‘23rd hour’ slot Matt & I might be able to beat you….Good luck - great effort 🙂😅

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    Anne Gifford

    Good luck Matt, take it steady. xx

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