Netball team behind fundraising extravaganza

Dorset Echo: OUR BIG NIGHT:  Darren Shave, Liam Coles and Tom Hastie of Peacock Suit with netballers Juliette Frampton, Darcy Belle and Chloe Desmond OUR BIG NIGHT: Darren Shave, Liam Coles and Tom Hastie of Peacock Suit with netballers Juliette Frampton, Darcy Belle and Chloe Desmond

LIVE music and a charity fashion show will raise funds for The Will Mackaness Trust thanks to a Weymouth netball team.

Wey Sports Netball Club is urging residents and other players to attend in aid of the local good cause.

It is taking place at the Will Mackaness hall at the Wey Valley School on Friday, May 30.

There will be a performance by pop trio Peacock Suit with a bar, nibbles and a fashion show.

The Will Mackaness Trust aims to give as many young people as possible the opportunity to experience the thrill of water activities by providing financial support and assistance.

It was set up in 2008 following the untimely death of the former head boy of The Wey Valley School and Sports College, Will Mackaness.

Will was an avid sportsman who took a full and active part in all aspects of school life, despite undergoing intensive treatment for the most aggressive form of brain tumour. The fundraiser comes as part of the ‘21 for Will’ events which will be taking place in the year following his 21st birthday.

A spokesman for Peacock Suit said: “We are happy to provide the entertainment for such a good cause and looking forward to seeing the fashion show.”

Netball player Darcy Belle was one of the original group of youngsters to benefit from the trust.

Will’s mum and trustee Pam Govier said: “I am very grateful to Darcy, Juliette and the members of the Weysports netball team for all the hard work they have put into organising the charity fashion show in aid of the trust.

“What’s particularly great about them doing this is that Darcy is one of the original group of youngsters who benefited from the trust, when she took part in the first windsurfing weekend organised by the trust in 2009.”

She added: “I would also like to thank Paul, of Cafe Oasis and Terry, of Second Wind, for their donations to the raffle. Come along to what promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening.”

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased from the Wey Valley School office or by calling 07412030640.

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