Members of the community are being invited to head down to Stroud tennis courts and have a hit with Zoe Turner (nee Tolhurst) on November 20 as she plays for 12 hours straight to raise money for Make-A-Wish.
The Stroud resident, preschool teacher and tennis coach hopes to raise at least $800 for the foundation that grants critically ill children a chance for their dreams to come true.
"Make-A-Wish is in urgent need of funds. It's really important to me to raise money to help give these children their final adventure," Mrs Turner said. "Any amount will help, even if it is $1."
In further support of the children she is raising money for, Mrs Turner wanted to put herself through a challenge, which is why she has elected to play tennis from 7.30am to 7.30pm with stops only for food, water and to use the toilet.
Mrs Turner will run children's games in the afternoon.
Friends and family have filled some time slots in the 12 hour challenge but more people are needed to keep Mrs Turner on her toes. Husband Brendon Turner will help fill in gaps in play during the challenge.
"I'd love for people to come down and have a hit with me," Mrs Turner said.
Mrs Turner took up tennis in 2016. She began coaching in 2018. Mrs Turner is a regular at the Dungog and Maitland tennis courts, as the Stroud courts have only recently been repaired following the 2015 superstorm.
She wanted to host her challenge in her hometown of Stroud because it is her community and one that is "strong and very giving", Mrs Turner said.
Stroud Butchery will be running a barbecue on the day, with proceeds going towards the cause, and cupcakes for sale.
As of Tuesday, Mrs Turner had raised more than $470.
To donate go to: fundraise.makeawish.org.au/fundraisers/zoeturner.
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