The octogenarian who has been educating the game in March for over 50 years is setting up a fundraising day next Saturday (May 18) at the Neale-Wade Academy sports activities hall in Wimblington Road.

The event that’s open to everybody inquisitive about gambling badminton is in a resource of charities close to Colin’s coronary heart.

Firstly the Alzheimer’s Society as his loved wife Margaret died due to the disorder this time final 12 months and secondly the eye unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon in which Colin has normal injections to help him keep his sight.


Colin, who turned into featured in the Citizen a few weeks in the past for his achievement in training badminton for 5 years, desires players of all capabilities to sign up for inside the fun from 10 am to 4 pm.

He said: “It doesn’t be counted if you’re a beginner or a top participant everybody is welcome and could get a sport. Depending on how many people come along, games will probably be ultimate for five or 10 minutes at a time.

“I wanted to do something to mention thank-you for the first-rate treatment I actually have had at the attention sanatorium for the ultimate six years, they clearly are perfect, and additionally Margaret had Alzheimer’s so I desired to elevate money for that too. It might be first-rate if a number of the ones I have coached over the last 50 years were to come alongside.”

Anyone interested is welcome to just flip-up on the day. It is £5 to play, and refreshments will be to be had.

“People don’t ought to play if they don’t need to, they can just have a drink and a talk, the more, the merrier clearly,” added Colin, who at the age of eighty-three is still taking badminton instructions twice a week.