Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will play a special charity game of tennis to raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise.
Clegg announced on his LBC show that he’ll be joined by Smooth London breakfast presenter, and former British number one tennis player, Andrew Castle for a doubles match with a listener and a friend, at the Queen’s Club in West London.
The match will take place on Thursday 9th October, the day after Clegg delivers his speech at the final Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference ahead of the General Election.
LBC listeners will be able to bid for the opportunity to play Clegg and Castle in a doubles match and Nick Ferrari will play auctioneer, announcing the winner before 10am this Monday on-air.
Clegg said: “I am delighted to be taking part in Global’s Make Some Noise, and I hope the winning listener is prepared to face my somewhat erratic serve.”
Castle added: “I have met Nick Clegg in a number of different settings but this will be the first time we meet on a tennis court. I hope his tennis is as good as I’ve heard and he doesn’t let the side down. This is a great way for us to raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise.”
The proceeds from the auction will go to Global’s Make Some Noise. The money will support projects that help children and young people affected by illness, disability, bereavement or lack of opportunity, across the country.
James Rea, managing editor of LBC, said: “We are used to hearing Nick Clegg take on callers in his weekly Call Clegg show. We are looking forward to seeing how he fares playing alongside Andrew Castle, with the listeners in opposition. We’re delighted the Deputy Prime Minister has pledged his time, and put his sporting reputation on the line, to raise money for Global’s Make Some Noise.”