21-hour pool marathon raises £4,500 for Bolton Hospice
PUB regulars have raised more than £4,500 for Bolton Hospice — by playing pool.
The group of nine pals, who drink at the White Horse pub in Harwood, held a 21-hour pool marathon and raised a whopping £4,568. As well as raising sponsorship from playing pool for 21 hours there was an auction on the night with items including signed Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United shirts as well as a luxury stay at the Last Drop Village Hotel.
It is the second time the group has organised the event. Last year they organised a 20-hour pool marathon to celebrate the hospice’s 20th anniversary and this year they added an extra hour to mark the 21st anniversary.
One of the organisers, Bernadette Gibbons, said: “We are absolutely delighted with how much we’ve raised. My partner Terence Mulroney, who is one of the organisers, said he would have been happy to have matched what we raised last year — £2,000 — so it’s phenomenal that we’ve raised this much.
“All the prizes were donated by local people and businesses.”
Bolton Hospice community fundraiser Stephanie Lacaille added: “We’d like to thank everyone who took part in this unique event once again this year, as well as those who very kindly donated.
“Bolton Hospice has to raise £2.5 million per year to continue to provide free, expert end of life care to people in Bolton with cancer and non-cancer illnesses and we simply couldn’t do it without the support of local people.”
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