Players shoot their way to charity fundraising success

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Netball players have used their love of the game to raise cash for a charity which highlights cardiac risk among young people.

A dozen teams from across the region took part in the annual charity netball tournament held at Temple Park Centre.

The event in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was organised by Jackie Padley and Lesley Ann Nixon.

The charity was chosen following the sudden death of Dale Holder, from Sunderland.

The 24-year-old, who played sport, died earlier this year.

The tournament, which was open to all players of various abilities, raised £1,055 for the charity.

Mrs Padley, a player and a netball umpire, said: “It was a brilliant day, which went really well.

“There was lots of positive feedback and people really enjoyed the day. We’re all looking forward to the next one.

“CRY has been supporting Dale’s family, and we felt it was a very worthwhile cause to support.

“We would like to thank everyone who took part in the event, all the volunteers and those who donated prizes including Nine Bar and SAFC.”

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

This week, the charity is holding its awareness raising campaign, which runs untilNovember 27.

For details on CRY, visit

Netball sessions are available for those interested in the game or those wanting to get back into the game on Tuesdays at Temple Park Centre from 8pm until 9pm.