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Hobart International helping FightMND

11 January 2018, by hobartinternational.com.au

The Hobart International is teaming up with the FightMND charity to raise money and help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

FightMND staff are on-site at the Domain Tennis Centre for the final three days of the tournament selling visors and taking donations as part of their Smash MND summer campaign.

A new trophy was also unveiled earlier this week, named in honour of former Hobart International competitor and official Angie Cunningham. Cunningham lost her battle with Motor Neurone Disease in 2016.

Cunningham’s husband Pat, and their two daughters, will present the Angie Cunningham Trophy to the women’s singles champion on Saturday.

> Angie Cunningham Trophy unveiled

The tournament’s court-side announcer Rick Fontyn and the Tassie Freezing for MND community have been passionate campaigners for FightMND, raising more than $200,000 for the charity in the past two years.

FightMND visors are available on-site at Hobart International or online for $20. Donations can also be made online or by SMS on 0429 000 333.

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