Snooker players pot around the clock

CHARITY snooker players as young as eight went potty at a 24-hour marathon to raise funds for a Sheffield snooker club.

Tuesday, 25th September 2007, 6:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2007, 10:30 am

Trickshots club at Hillsborough Corner hosted the 'Snookerthon' which raised nearly 750 towards the cost of a stairlift.

The lift will ensure disabled players and those with mobility problems can access the first floor club.

Club owner and former professional Steve Harrison started running special mentoring programmes and sessions for people with learning difficulties in the summer.

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He wants to continue the work but needs to make the venue more accessible.

He said 26 players, including an eight-year-old, had taken part in the Snookerthon, adding: "Everybody had fun and enjoyed themselves.

"I managed to score a 144 break which got everyone excited and added to the great atmosphere."

Steve is keen to organise more fundraising events to help reach the 5,500 chairlift target, and is welcoming ideas from anyone who would like to help with the campaign.

He can be contacted on 07922 884339.

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