Dodgeball event raises £1,000 for Peterborough charity

Peterborough’s first ever charity dodgeball tournament raised nearly £1000 for people who are deafblind

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 6:50 am
Action from the dodgeball tournament

More than 80 amateur dodgeball players took part in the Course Havoc tournament to fundraise for Deafblind UK.

The event, which took place at Stanground Sports Centre, was organised by Course Havoc founders, Rob Hughes and Jack Clarke.

Rob said: “Our mission is to introduce a range of fitness and wellbeing events which give the opportunity to support inspiring causes.”

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The proceeds from the event will go to Deafblind UK, a Peterborough based charity which supports people with sight and hearing loss across the UK.

Director of Fundraising, Shirley Scotcher said: “Who’d have thought that throwing balls at each other could be so enjoyable – and make so much money! We are really grateful to Rob and the team for organizing such a fantastic event. We, and all the players had so much fun!”

Congratulations goes to the winning team, Team Westwood a group of friends from Peterborough. They said: “We all had such a great time supporting Deafblind UK through Course Havoc. We’re looking forward for the upcoming events!”

Combined sight and hearing loss, known as deafblindness, affects around 400,000 people in the UK and can be extremely difficult to live with. Deafblind UK supports those affected, and their families, by providing a free helpline, befriending services, social groups, digital education and respite holidays.

Shirley said: “The proceeds from the dodgeball event could help to fund our Information and Advice Line, which takes over 300 calls per month.”

Rob and his team are now busy organising their next event, Course Havoc – a 5km obstacle race which takes place in Stanground on May 17 and also raise funds for Deafblind UK. If you would like to take part in the race and raise money for Deafblind UK in the process, visit https://deafblind.org.uk/support-us/fundraise/course-havoc/.