Cober Valley Rotary has a ball for charity

This is The West Country: Cober Valley Rotary has a ball for charity Cober Valley Rotary has a ball for charity

Steady rain meant it was fitting weather for Cober Valley Rotary Club’s Ball Splash.

This did not stop members raising more than £2,000 for charity however, as they wrapped up warmly for the event that took place in the St John’s area of Helston.

It saw more than 1,000 individually numbered tennis balls dropped into the River Cober, to race downstream to the finish line.

The balls that reached the line first won their owners prizes.

Organiser Jo Munday said: “This has been another great year. We have sold balls at Culdrose Air Day, Porthleven RNLI Day and Helston Farmers Market.

“The support we had has been absolutely brilliant both from locals and visitors alike.”

This year the club is supporting ShelterBox, in particular its recent Syrian Appeal, and also hopes to raise money for the Sunrise Centre to help fund specific equipment towards its new high precision radiotherapy machine.

This is the fourth year these tennis balls have been used to raise money for charity and so far have raised over £8,000.

The mixed gender club meets at the Wheal Dream every Wednesday evening and welcomes new members.

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