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Staveley ‘legend’, 87, raises 100,000 during table tennis marathons

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Ken Taylor who runs Staveley’s table tennis marathon every year

Last weekend the 21st Staveley Table Tennis Marathon was a unique event where the village hall is equipped with tables for matches which run from 9am to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The fundraiser was started in the late 1980s by 87-year-old Ken Taylor and has raised more than 100,000 for charities.

Mr Taylor was inspired to start the event to support the cancer charity Macmillan because some nurses lived in the village. He thought table tennis was the most weatherproof way to raise money during the winter months.

Charities that have benefited from the marathon include: Martin House Children’s Hospice, Saint Michael’s Hospice and Children in need, among many others.

Mr Taylor said:

“Since then we have never stopped, we have continued to grow the number of charities we support.

“We have continued well. I always try to choose charities for people who want help and can’t help themselves.”


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Mr Taylor has lived in the village all his life, except for a few years in the 1950s when he served in the army during the Suez crisis.

He is still lively and handy with a racket.

“I may make more tea these days than I play games, but I always enjoy a game. I will continue this marathon as long as possible.”

Over 60 players took part last weekend, including players in the Harrogate League, as well as amateurs and villagers.

The marathon is supported by resident of Staveley and president of the Harrogate Table Tennis Association, Graham Bowland, who was able to play for 19 hours.

Mr Taylor said the fundraiser is a great way to meet new people and is an event that everyone in Staveley looks forward to.

This year, all the money raised will go to charities that tackle Parkinson’s disease.

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