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Snooker marathon raises £1,700 for Grantham hospice




Snooker marathon players ready for their 24-hour fundraiser at Grantham Snooker and Pool Club. Photo: 0287A
Snooker marathon players ready for their 24-hour fundraiser at Grantham Snooker and Pool Club. Photo: 0287A

A group of 15 snooker and pool players put themselves through a 24-hour marathon to raise money for their local hospice.

Organiser Luke Short and his mates (right) raised a magnificent £1,700 for St Barnabas Hospice in Grantham with a successful pool and snooker marathon at Grantham Snooker and Pool Club.

Luke’s father was looked after by St Barnabas in Lincoln before he died seven years ago and another friend, Martin Stevens, lost his uncle who was helped by the hospice in a hospital at Grantham.

Luke 38, said: “There were a few who were on their last legs by the end but everybody kept going. We have surpassed what we thought we would raise so I am very pleased with that. I would like to thank the snooker club and also my sister Vicky who contacted the hospice, got the buckets together and made the phone calls.”

Luke said they plan to do a similar fundraiser every year.



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