Battens raises £1,200 for heroes charity

from left to right: Charlotte Stevenson, Cormac Linehan, Nina Hanger, Roger Hanger, Pete Bennett (Weymouth Volleyball Club), Sue Nicolson, presenting the cheque on behalf of Battens Solicitors, and Jon Dobson (Battens Solicitors)

Battens Solicitors presented £1,200 cheque to Hangers Heroes at Weymouth and Portland Chamber last week. Their donation is the result of funds raised by Battens’ annual beach volleyball tournament, which took place in Weymouth during the summer.

The event celebrated its tenth anniversary with more than 200 business people dressed in carnival costumes serve, set and smash their way through a series of back-to-back volleyball matches in aid of charity.

“In the past, we’ve always selected the beneficiary charity ourselves,” explained Charlotte Stevenson, from Battens Solicitors. “This year we wanted to make the event extra special and thought it would be nice for teams to nominate charities of their choice and draw the winning charity’s name – Hangers Heroes – from a hat on the day.”

“Nina and Roger Hanger have tirelessly dedicated their time for a number of years to charity fundraising.  They were so appreciative of receiving the cheque and it was heart-warming to see the funds go to a cause which helps so many people.”

Hangers Heroes was set up in 2009 by Roger and Nina Hanger specifically to raise funds for causes in and around Weymouth and Dorchester.

‎”There are so many amazing charities locally,” says Nina Hanger. “This year we’ve already supported Dorset Search and Rescue, Stella Hayward Riding for the Disabled, Friends of the M. V. Freedom, and other small, not for profit local organisations. We’re thrilled to have been selected to benefit from the funds raised by Battens annual volleyball tournament, 100% of which will be distributed between our local charities.”

The tournament raised £1,200 through team entry fees and a donation from the Battens Charitable Trust.