Rising table tennis star goes into bat thanks to Colten Care

Serving up success: Rising table tennis star Matthew Daish with (right) Anita Irvine, Home Manager, Colten Care's Linden House, and Laura Rolph, Assistant Marketing Manager.

Serving up success: Rising table tennis star Matthew Daish with (right) Anita Irvine, Home Manager, Colten Care’s Linden House, and Laura Rolph, Assistant Marketing Manager.

Rising table tennis star Matthew Daish is hoping to serve up more success after securing further sponsorship from Lymington-based Colten Care.

For the second year running the family-owned company, which owns and operates 20 care home across the South, has agreed to help Matthew cover his travel and coaching costs.

In return the 15-year-old will continue to share tips and offer gentle practice during visits to Colten Care’s dementia care home, Linden House, in Lymington.

Matthew said: “I’m really grateful for Colten Care’s generous support which has allowed me to increase my training greatly this year.

“I have risen 60 places to 33rd in the England U18 rankings and been invited to play in the German league for Mainz next season. This probably wouldn’t have happened without Colten Care’s help.”

Lymington-based Matthew started playing table tennis at the age of six and became the under-11 national schools champion in 2012.

He is currently the under-18 Hampshire county champion and was runner-up in the senior singles event.

In April he was one of 32 top players invited to play in the England Junior Nationals at Huddersfield.

Following a training session in Germany, Matthew was spotted by a talent scout for Mainz 05 table tennis club. He has now been invited to play for them in the strong German league next season.

Matthew, whose playing kit features the Colten Care logo, already has a connection with Colten Care having sung in the St Thomas’ church choir on visits to its homes, including Linden House.

Laura Rolph, Colten Care’s Assistant Marketing Manager, said: “We’re very pleased to continue our support for Matthew who’s not just a rising table tennis star but also a great ambassador for Colten Care.”



Note to Journalists: With more than 30 years’ experience, Colten Care is an award-winning family-owned care home company based in Lymington, Hampshire. It has 20 quality care homes covering Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex and Wiltshire and offers a range of services spanning residential, nursing and dementia care. Colten Care is determined to set the highest standards in all aspects of care of the older person. Colten Care is also committed to raising money for charitable causes. Residents in each home are encouraged to nominate a main charity to help every year, leaving scope for other organisations to be supported too. Activities organisers, social carers and other team members then enable residents to contribute directly in meaningful ways such as making arts and crafts to sell at fundraising fetes and suggesting ideas for sponsored quizzes. In 2015, Colten Care residents and team members raised nearly £32,000 for charity.

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