Adding to the list of unusual ways of raising funds for the appeal, Richard O’Donovan of Whitchurch, Cardiff is playing at Wiimbledon this year. No … not Wimbledon … Wiimbledon. This is a tournament of tennis played on the Wii games console which is taking place at the end of June in Cardiff. The requirement for entry is a ‘pro’ status of 1000. Richard’s status is currently 2096 playing right handed and 2008 playing left handed, so he stands a good chance of doing well. The prize for winning is a cheque for £250 for his chosen charity, and his chosen charity is – yes you guessed it – Sang-ngak-chö-dzong, specifically the Drala Jong appeal. The organisers also suggest players seek sponsorship and if anyone would care to sponsor him via this blog please let me know if you would like to sponsor him and I’ll put you in touch. So far there is £100 pledged by his sponsors and we’d love to help him improve on that.
For more information about the tournament in general please go to the Wiimbledon web site:
Check back in with the blog in a few weeks time, and I’ll let you know how Richard performed. There’s no Henman Hill at Wiimbledon, but maybe we can set up an O’Donovan Den in the competition venue, with Strawberries and Cream all round.