Racquets out for Diabetes Tasmania

THE Hobart Ladies Badminton Association has lent its support to Diabetes Tasmania by hosting a recent fundraising day.

This is the second year the Badminton Association have run its fundraiser, which continues to be a success.

The Badminton Association held morning teas across three days of rosters, and played its matches dressed in Diabetes Tasmania blue colours.

A total of $400 was raised for Diabetes Tasmania.

Club president Therese Soul said Diabetes Tasmania was close to the hearts of many ladies in the association.

“I myself have type two diabetes and we have a couple of other ladies throughout the divisions who also have diabetes at various stages,” she said.

“We thought that having a fundraising day was a good way to raise money and bring diabetes to everyone’s attention.

“If everybody is made aware, and everybody donates a little bit, then it helps make things easier for Diabetes Tasmania to continue to help.”

The Hobart Ladies Badminton Association was formed in 1979 for ladies of all ages and standards of fitness to come and play badminton during the day in a friendly atmosphere.

Ms Soul said the association was about promoting wellness in ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes.

“We’re all about making sure we are emphasising good health and keeping active,” she said.

“We strive to give people a fun, active and social and competitive game.”

Caption: The ladies of the Hobart Ladies Badminton Association presented a cheque for $400 to Diabetes Tasmania.

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