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YONEX UK supports Right To Play

15 March 2017

This year’s 107th Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships also marked another important result for Team Yonex UK. It was the first year that the Team attempted to organise a charity raffle in aid of a non-for-profit organisation.

After a challenging research and selection process, Right To Play UK was selected as the sole beneficiary of the event. This organisation uses sport and play as tools for providing quality education, teaching health and hygiene practices, encouraging inclusion, and promoting peace. Their focus is mainly children, and they are involved in projects that branch-out to several countries around the world. From Africa to the Middle East, from Pakistan all the way to China, their aim is to help the disadvantaged and their communities by training them to succeed despite their difficult situation.

As a leading worldwide sports company, Yonex understands the importance of sport and its key role in children’s development and growth, and is proud to support Right To Play and their work.

This year’s first event was an Incidental Lottery organised by Yonex UK that took part during the Championships. Throughout the week, the participants - only invited retailers and friends of the Yonex family - were able to purchase a raffle ticket and enter the game, in the hope of winning one of four exciting prizes. Fourth prize was a signed player t-shirt; third prize was a bag signed by 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist, Carolina Marin; second prize was a signed 2005 World Champion, Taufik Hidayat racquet; and first prize the chance to play with a Yonex sponsored player.

On Sunday 12th March, after the conclusion of the event, four lucky tickets were drawn from the ballot box. Ticket no. 096 won fourth prize; ticket no 108 won third prize; ticket no 017 won second prize; and ticket no 010 won first prize.

Thanks to the support and the generous contributions of the participants, an incredible £650  was raised in aid of Right to Play UK.

Team Yonex UK is happy to announce the news, and would like to thank everyone that took part and was supportive of the cause. The Team also hopes that this will be the first of a series of similar events organised in the future, and looks forward to doing things on an even larger scale next year.


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