Table Tennis Relay Raises Children In Need Cash

21 November 2011

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Students and staff raising money for Children In Need

With Children in Need breaking records to raise over £26million on Friday November 18,  students and staff at the University of Derby were proud to have played their part by completing a 24-hour table tennis relay.

The relay, which was organised by Security Guard Darren Melbourne and Team Derby started on Thursday 17 November at midday. The first rally took place between Darren and his security colleague Ashley Wagg who both went on to play for many of the subsequent 24 hours.

Security Guard Darren Melbourne said: "It's a great feeling to raise that much money for an amazing cause. It was hard work, especially during the early hours of the morning but knowing that this money changes lives makes it worthwhile."

Over 50 participants took part in the rally which ran until 12noon on Friday. Special mentions should go to staff member Pete Hamshaw, who played over five hours on Thursday evening, and students Joe Newman, Ryan Watson, Robert Stone, James Carless and Bradley Magson who played through the night to help raise £375 for the BBC Charity.

Thanks to everyone who played and donated at the event. For a full list of names of people taking part and donating visit Team Derby's Facebook and Twitter pages.

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