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In pictures: Charity tennis tournament in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation

In pictures: Charity tennis tournament in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation

David Lee

In pictures: Charity tennis tournament in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation

The parents of a little boy who met his hero Andy Murray after being diagnosed with a brain tumour hosted a tennis tournament to repay the charity that made his dream come true. 

Jane Harley and her husband Scott Martin organised the charity tournament at Windsor Lawn Tennis club, which attracted more than 50 people yesterday (Sunday).

The couple’s son, Dylan Martin-Harley, now nine, was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just seven-years-old.

During a course of chemotherapy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation arranged for him to not only meet his sporting idol but to play tennis with him.

Dylan is now recovering well and, despite being blind in one eye and having no peripheral vision, still plays tennis three or four times a week at the Maidenhead Road club. 

Mum Jane said: “It was such a great day and lots of fun. People of all ages could get involved and everyone seemed to have a great time.

“It was on the same day as the Davis Cup too which was great.” 

Jane and Scott say they have been so encouraged by the event’s success in raising £1,000 that they hope to make it an annual fundraiser and persuade every tennis club in the country to host a tournament.

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