Sports-mad schoolboy Jake Brady is hoping to break his fundraising record – by staging a 12-hour snooker match.
The caring 12-year-old Outwood Academy City School student made his debut on the charity stage at the age of ten, when he united fans from Sheffield’s two football clubs with a sponsored walk between both stadiums.
That event raised more than £1,000 for the Parents Association of Children With Tumours and Leukaemia in Sheffield and Jake was nominated for a Red Cross humanitarian award as a result.
Now Owls fan Jake, who plays for his local team Killamarsh Dynamos, has turned his attention to Sheffield’s other popular pastime, snooker.
He has organised the 12-hour ‘snookerthon’ at Steelers Sports Bar on Birley Moor Road this Saturday, August 1, to raise money for PACT again.
Proud mum Alison Brady, of Intake, said he was taking training seriously.
“He has got a six foot snooker table at home so it is taking over the lounge,” she said.
“It all started when we went down to The Crucible for the snooker championships this year , he took part in some of the street snooker activities and he got a medal which read ‘get inspired’ from BBC Sport and he said ‘mum, I have been inspired’.”
“He wanted to do it for 24 hours but we said that would be too long, he is already going to have sore arms and legs, sore everything after 12 hours.”
Jake will ask players to pay £3 per match against him at the bar from 11.30am on Saturday.
He has already raised £175 of his £500 target through an online fundraising page.
To sponsor Jake visitwww.justgiving.com/Jake-Brady1/