Marathon fundraiser to net tricycle for children
NETBALL players from across Bristol organised a marathon 10-hour match to raise money for a tricycle for children with special needs.
Members of the Bristol Jets Netball Club took part in the match from 8am to 6pm at the Merchants Academy, Withywood.
The match was organised by Gemma Curtis, 27, who works with disabled children at Briarwood Special Needs School in Fishponds.
Gemma, who plays with The Jets, wanted to raise money for a special tricycle for the students to use in the playground and decided to organise the fundraising match.
As well as the match there was a barbecue, ice creams and cake sale, and all money raised will go towards the cost of buying the £500 bike.
Gemma, of Withywood, said: "I play netball with the Jets netball team and thought it would be a great idea to get the girls involved.
"I wanted to raise money for a tricycle because at playtimes sometimes the children can get bored."