Members of the Dereham League at the end of the challenge

League’s Sport Relief marathon a great success

Paul Stimpson

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A 24-hour ping pong-athon organised by the Dereham & District League raised more than £1,800 for Sport Relief.

The event at Yaxham Village Hall started at 5pm last Friday and attracted a steady stream of players. The event has raised £1,510 online so far, plus £306 at the event with donations to play and for refreshments.

Yaxham player Paul Phillips, who organised the event and played the whole 24 hours himself, said: “We had a good turn out and some new younger players came along as well as a few veterans. Even at 2am there were some pretty fierce games going on.

“We even had BBC Radio Norfolk turn up on Saturday morning for a live broadcast.”

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