Sutton Tennis & Squash Club raises 15k for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity & Junior Tennis Development
A young couple from Cobham has won a valuable artwork after buying a £10 raffle ticket. Claire and Rob Evans of Cobham bought the £10 raffle ticket from Clarendon Fine Art in Cobham and won the Patrick Bremer limited edition framed Andy Murray portrait valued in excess of £2k. To date Sutton Tennis and Squash Club has raised in excess of £15,000 through a number of Limited Edition prints with the proceeds being shared equally between The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the development of junior tennis at STSC.
Sutton Tennis & Squash Club sold just 300 tickets at £10 each during the summer to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The artwork entitled “Walking on Sunshine” was created by British artist, Patrick Bremer. Bremer, who won The DeLazlo Foundation Award for his portraits from The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, created the piece using text, stories and imagery from an array of tennis- related sources.
Claire, an avid art collector and tennis fan said:
“Andy Murray is a local superstar, and this image captures him at his best. I’m so thrilled to win such a stunning and unique piece of art.”
Following Claire’s win there are now just 3 signed, Limited Edition prints remaining.
Peter Ward, Chairman at Sutton Tennis and Squash Club added:
“The club has a long history of fund raising for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. With the support of Andy Murray for this initiative, the amount raised to date has been tremendous. There are just 3 more of these signed, limited edition prints available which we will bring to the market over the coming weeks.”.
Aaron Tillyer, Community Fundraising Executive from The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said:
“We are so grateful to Sutton Tennis and Squash Club, from commissioning the prints to selling the raffle tickets to raise money, their commitment and dedication to The Royal Marsden is amazing. We can’t thank them enough for all that they do.”
Additional photographs are available HERE
About Sutton Tennis & Squash Club (ST&SC) – 2017 Aegon National Champions
Founded in 1923 ST&SC is one of the oldest clubs in UK and is one of Surrey’s top tennis and squash members clubs. Originally, known as “Sutton Hard Courts”, the club’s 9 clay courts were a firm favourite amongst international tennis stars throughout the decades.
ST&SC compete annually in the Aegon National Club League. This is a competition where in excess of 6,000 clubs enter each year. ST&SC won the event in 2008 & 2013 again in 2017. The club has also been runners up on four other occasions. Our teams compete at National, Regional & Surrey County Division 1 level which has made us one of the outstanding Clubs in British Tennis over the past decade.
Grand Slam Champion Wayne Black has represented Sutton along with Davis Cup and Wimbledon players such as Miles Maclagan, Mike Walker, Josh Goodall, Alex Slabinsky and Tom Farquharson. Other full time players who have represented Sutton include Jack Carpenter, Andy Bettles, Cam Norrie, Jathan Malik and GB current Davis Cup coach Nick Weal. Evan Hoyt was a member of the GB junior Davis Cup team that won the event in 2012.
About The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. They ensure their nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.
From funding state-of-the-art equipment and ground-breaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, they will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
For a future beyond cancer