A volley good show from Ross

By Ben Jaglom, September 17, 2009
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Jonathan Ross and Jimmy Carr with Jan Feldman, one of the organisers

Jonathan Ross and Jimmy Carr with Jan Feldman, one of the organisers

Jonathan Ross and Jimmy Carr brought star quality to a tennis tournament at the Chandos club in Golders Green on Tuesday which raised £3,500 for a charity founded by a young pancreatic cancer victim.

Jason Boas, who died last November, aged 34, had set up No Surrender to support young people with cancer and the charity is now overseen by his father Barry.

Ross, a Chandos member, said the event had been “a great opportunity not only to contribute towards a great cause but to meet up with people I don’t get to see as much as I would like to”.

Carr joked that playing in a tournament at a predominantly Jewish club had made him “think of converting”. As for his tennis, he could have played “much better”.

Chandos member Sandra Levine explained that the idea for the event came after reading JC coverage of Jason Boas’s story and speaking to his father, “who I had known as a child”.

Barry Boas said the No Surrender website had proved hugely popular. “We now have over 500 members and as a result employ someone to run it. The site offers young people with cancer a chance to share and discuss what is happening to them.” Proceeds will go towards research and promoting No Surrender throughout the UK.

    Last updated: 2:54pm, September 17 2009