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Regenerate & the Wimbledon Coin Toss 2019!

Regenerate is delighted to announce that we, alongside The Prince’s Trust, were nominated by the Wimbledon Foundation, the official charity of the All England Club and The Championships to perform the Coin Toss at Wimbledon this year.

Helen Parker, Head of the Wimbledon Foundation, said:

“One of the Wimbledon Foundation’s core goals is developing young people. Regenerate and the Prince’s Trust are two organisations whose mission is to help young people to fulfil their potential and we are delighted to be able to give Marni and Omar, and the two fantastic charities they have been supported by, this amazing opportunity to take centre stage at The Championships.”

In January 2019, Regenerate was awarded a three-year grant from the Wimbledon Foundation to fund their mentoring programme for young people affected by mental health issues helping them to grow in confidence, improve their self-esteem and develop leadership skills.

Marni Johnson (aged 13) and a member at Regenerate, will perform the coin toss at Ladies’ Singles Final on Centre Court on Saturday 13 July, representing Regenerate.

Marni said:

“When I walk onto Centre Court I’ll feel a little bit nervous because I’ve never had an opportunity like this before but I’ll also feel excited as it’s a good opportunity to try something new.”

The Coins themselves have a very special background story …

The AELTC commissioned two bespoke gold coins, featuring the Mission 56 logo on one side, and The Championships logo on the other. They travelled with Feustel aboard Mission 56 to the International Space Station last year, with Feustel interviewed live from space during The Championships 2018. The coins have now safely returned to Earth and will be used in the pre-match coin toss at the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles Finals at The Championships, Wimbledon.

American astronaut Drew Feustel, with two gold coins manufactured by The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. He is on a six month stay on the International Space Station, serving as a flight engineer. Credit: AELTC.

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 4:37 pm

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