Morley Glass & Glazing is looking forward to a fun filled weekend as it prepares to host a petanque tournament in aid of some fantastic local hospice charities.

Organised by The Rotary Club of Roundhay, 24 teams of three will battle it out to be crowned champions of the Rotary Club of Roundhay Challenge Cup on Saturday 21 September. This inaugural tournament is set to take place at Morley’s headquarters on Bruntcliffe Way from 12.30pm, with play starting at 1pm.

The cost of entry is £30 per team with profits being donated to Sue Ryder Wheatfields, Martin House and St Gemma’s Hospice. But don’t worry if petanque isn’t your sport; you don’t have to play to have a great day! Spectators and cheerleaders are most welcome to come along and enjoy the tournament, with food, drinks and refreshments, including a bar, available for the duration of fund-raising event.

Kathy Short, Company Secretary at Morley Glass is the President of the Rotary Club of Roundhay for 2019/20, and Rotary Clubs across the Yorkshire and Humberside region are raising funds for their local hospices during this year.

Ian Short, Morley Glass managing director, commented: “We really enjoy being at the heart of community-led fundraising events such as this. We’ve been busy sprucing up our car park so it’s ready for Saturday and it’s been great to see staff joining in to help get everything prepared.

“Of course, these events aren’t just a great way of getting people together for a bit of fun, we’re also aiming to raise as much money as possible to help three great charities carry on supporting patients and their families across Yorkshire.”

Hospices like Wheatfields, Martin House and St Gemma’s provide free-of-charge specialist services to support those with life-limiting conditions, as well as their families. However, they rely heavily on public donations and support to enable them to continue their important work.

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