Ex-world tennis star and French Open winner to unveil Suffolk fair

Christine Truman Janes with her husband Gerry and Woodbridge Lodge manager Donna Minshull. PictureL

Christine Truman Janes with her husband Gerry and Woodbridge Lodge manager Donna Minshull. PictureL KINGSLEY HEALTHCARE - Credit: Archant

A former world tennis star and French Open champion will open an autumn fair at a Suffolk care home.

Christine Truman Janes, who was also a Wimbledon singles finalist, will set the proceedings under way at Woodbridge Lodge care home, in Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, on Saturday, September 8 at 2pm.

There will be craft and cake stalls, a raffle, a buffet and aromatherapy treatments on offer.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Suffolk Phoenix Brass Band.

Proceeds from the garden event, which will run until 5pm, will go to the residents’ fund to pay for extra activities and outings.

Mrs Truman Janes, whose husband Gerry - a former top rugby player - is resident at Woodbridge Lodge, said she was delighted to be asked to open the fair.

The couple have strong ties to Suffolk having retired to nearby Aldeburgh more than 20 years ago.

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Mrs Truman Janes, who was still a commentator at Wimbledon up to five years ago, said her love affair with the area began as a child when her parents took the family on holiday to Thorpeness.

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