Fundraising netball players think pink for charity match in Aylsham

A splash of pink brightened the dreary skies above Aylsham on Sunday after scores of charitable netball players braved the rain to take to the court.

Around 80 women of all ages donned leg warmers, tutus, head bands and hats in varying shades of the cheery colour for the North Norfolk League's annual Pink Netball Tournament, which raises money for the Breast Cancer Campaign charity.

The players, who came from all over the county, were split into eight teams and fought it out on three courts at Aylsham High School, and it is hoped their sporting skills have raised more than �340 and beaten last year's total.

A raffle held on the day also helped boost their fundraising mark.

Paula Bloor, who umpired during the tournament, said: 'Considering the awful weather we were very pleased with the turn out. It was just about having a laugh and we had all sorts of people of all ages and abilities just playing for fun and raising money at the same time.'

The charity matches were started by the league several years ago after player Kate Linton lost her battle with breast cancer.

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