Teacher sweats it out on court

Simon Jeffery, a PE teacher at Firth Park Community Arts College
Simon Jeffery, a PE teacher at Firth Park Community Arts College

FIRTH Park Community Arts College PE teacher Simon Jeffery played a 12 hour tennis match on one of the hottest days of the year for The Sick Children’s Trust after being inspired by last year’s marathon Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut.

The trust helped with accommodation for colleague Antony Hirst when his son Noah was treated for a bowel condition at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

“After 12 hours, 58,000 steps, and 43km covered, I had played 185 games and all my muscles and joints were aching,” said Simon. “I was exhausted but happy.”

He raised £200 towards a school fund now standing at just under £2,200.