As well as the Elena Baltacha Foundation and Zest, proceeds from love all will support the Murray Play Foundation, established by Judy Murray, to operate tennis outreach programmes in disadvantaged communities in the catchment around Dunblane Scotland, WTA Charities Aceing Cancer Campaign supporting international screening, care and research into women’s cancer and GeeWizz children’s charity to fund community tennis disability programmes for children with special educational needs through LTA Suffolk and vital research by Sarcoma UK, the bone and soft tissue cancer charity.
“The widespread support and generosity from Suffolk companies and individuals has been truly overwhelming.” Gina Long MBE, love all Co-Founder and GeeWizz Founder said. “Without their support from the outset, the auction would not have been possible. I would like to acknowledge, our many East Anglian auction lot donors, to be announced in November, but especially auctioneers Lacy, Scott & Knight and Coastline of Bury St Edmunds, Healey’s Print in Ipswich and Enable Services in Martlesham.”
Marking the auction announcement, love all have released beautifully designed and sustainably manufactured wristbands to raise awareness about the cause. The wristbands are available from today at loveallauction.com, to coincide with the lead up to Wimbledon, where Elena Baltacha was always a firm crowd favourite.
The tennis world has been hit by cancer in many different ways, and in the wake of Elena’s death in 2014, the tennis family united in the Rally 4 Bally campaign to raise funds for her Foundation. Now the international tennis community is ready to come together again to help the many people from all walks of life affected by this awful disease.