Sidmouth visit for croquet playing duo completing gruelling sequence

PUBLISHED: 07:02 07 June 2013 | UPDATED: 07:02 07 June 2013

Ian Burridge in croquet action

Ian Burridge in croquet action

Copyright: Colin Walls 2009

Ian and Euan Burridge completed gruelling sequence of a game of golf croquet at 21 different croquet clubs in the space of five days last week, writes Colin Walls.

Their aim was to raise funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research after a family member underwent successful treatment for Leukaemia in the first half of 2012 which really makes you appreciate the importance of research and its power to change lives.

The pair came to Sidmouth having won 15 of their 26 games, but came up against stiff opposition in the shape of Ian Friedlander and Pamela Bowra, who won 7-4, 7-3 respectively.

Euan was downcast about the result, but father and son are winning the fundraising battle and have raised around £5,000 so far, with a useful contribution from Sidmouth Croquet Club.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald