607 Pool League at Hunters Bar in Grantham raised over £8,000 for St Barnabas Hospice over two years
A pool league raised over £8,000 for a hospice charity over two years.
On October 14, representatives from St Barnabas Hospice attended a cheque presentation to celebrate 607 Pool League’s achievement of raising over £8,000 for the charity in the last two years.
Every April for the past three years, the members of the 607 Pool League have organised a fundraising tournament in aid of St Barnabas called The 607 Pool League Charity Knockout Challenge Cup, which is held at Hunter’s Bar.
2022 saw the number of entrants rise to 44 and in 2023 it increased further to 64 players.
Throughout the day, there were various competitions: Blind Doubles to start the day and then the main event Cup and Shield matches in the afternoon.
There were also Speed Pool and Crazy Eight challenges taking place, with a chance to win prizes.
In total, from the 2022 and 2023 competitions, £8,186.50 was raised.
Fiona Malloch-Rear, fundraising officer for St Barnabas, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the members of 607 Pool League for their continued support.
“Every year, this event just gets bigger and better, meaning that we can provide even more care to the people of Grantham through his fundraising.
“In town, we have our wellbeing centre and the hospice in the hospital, where hundreds of people benefit from specialised care every year.
“This kind of donation will help to us to continue to provide this free support and care to the local community.”
Each year, the 607 Pool League have received “fantastic” support from their league members, sponsors and event donors.
Neville Price, league chairman, extended his thanks to all those who took part and supported the events, with a mention to MTD Engineering Services, HD Narrowboats Ltd, AA & JA Grocock Building & Electrical Services, Hunters Bar, Eastern Industrial Door Services Ltd, Apollo Systems UK Ltd, Xenon Electrical Ltd, Leadenham Secure Storage, DC Building & Landscaping and The Streaming Company.
Neville added that “without this overwhelming support” the league would not have been able to raise such a sum for St Barnabas.
With sights already set on next year’s event, if there are any local businesses that would like to get involved in any way to support the event, please get in touch with 607 Pool League at email@example.com.