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Sunday, 1 November 2020

Simon completes Table Tennis Marathon

Local table tennis player, Simon Heaps completed a a 24 hour Table Tennis Marathon on 24th & 25th October at The Grange School in Christchurch to assist with his fundraising to compete on the international stage once again and achieve his target of appearing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

There were 8 players, 2 x bubbles of 4 and included an 11 year old Hungarian girl starlet and a 73 year old. Simon played the entire 24 hours in his wheelchair. 

Simon said; "We had loads of fun along the way including everybody playing in wheelchairs, using frying pans, hard bats and playing ping pong to name but a few. It was very challenging both physically and mentally for us all but we were helped by a delivery of Pizzas on Saturday night and a McDonalds breakfast on Sunday morning. Special mention to Tesco New Milton who supplied bottled water, fruit, protein bars and jelly babies for all players." 

The local Milford on Sea community have been fantastic in giving me prizes that can be auctioned on local MOS Facebook pages to raise funds that help me in my goals to get me to the 2022 Commonwealth Para Games in wheelchair table tennis (after I lost my right leg). 

Thank you everybody for your support."

To read more about Simon's journey, please click here.

If you want to support Simon in any way he can be contacted on 07710 354640 or at:

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