Staff raise £750 for local tennis star

The Eastwood branch of The Nottingham have been busy fundraising for wheelchair tennis star James Shaw, James is pictured recieving his cheque from Dawn Bradbury, Deborah Oakland, Elaine McKenna and branch manager Judy Olney
The Eastwood branch of The Nottingham have been busy fundraising for wheelchair tennis star James Shaw, James is pictured recieving his cheque from Dawn Bradbury, Deborah Oakland, Elaine McKenna and branch manager Judy Olney

Staff at a building society in Eastwood have presented a cheque for £750 to a Nottinghamshire sports star.

Colleagues at The Nottingham held various fundraising events to help buy James Shaw a new wheelchair to play tennis in.

The latest fundraising initiative was a Christmas raffle where local businesses donated all of the prizes.

Wheelchair tennis star James Shaw is currently ranked fourth in Britain, at only 20 years old. In 2015 he was selected to compete in the men’s doubles at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup and, last year, James was the National Wheelchair Championship men’s double and quad doubles winner, and is now rankedNational Champion.

James aims to get his quad world ranking in the top 40 and secure his place on the Team GB side ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.