Snooker team’s fan-tache-tic fundraising for hospice

FANTASTIC AMOUNT: From from left, Paul Campbell, Janice Forbes, Lee Davison and Steven Campbell. Back row (left to right) Mark Young, Tommy Cox, John Robson, Les Raper and Lol Murphy
FANTASTIC AMOUNT: From from left, Paul Campbell, Janice Forbes, Lee Davison and Steven Campbell. Back row (left to right) Mark Young, Tommy Cox, John Robson, Les Raper and Lol Murphy

A TEAM of snooker players raised more than £1,000 for Hartlepool & District Hospice by growing moustaches.

Paul Campbell, Lee Davison, Steven Campbell, Mark Young, Tommy Cox, John Robson, Les Raper, Lol Murphy and Guy Holland all went without a razor for the duration of November 2014, and raised £1,300 for the hospice.

The hospice relies on donations from people and groups like the United Services Club Snooker team.

Hospice fundraiser Janice Forbes

The men, who all represent the United Services Club Snooker B1 team, had fun growing their moustaches while helping a good cause.

Paul Campbell, the team’s captain, said: “There were 12 of us who took part and nine of the team chose to raise funds for the hospice.

“The hospice is an excellent local charity, it is close to a lot of people’s hearts and we are proud to support it.”

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser at the hospice, was thankful for the donation. She said: “It is a fantastic amount the snooker team have raised, and I would like to thank everyone who took part and sponsored the lads.

“The hospice relies on donations from people and groups like the United Services Club Snooker team.

“It is this help and support which ensures we are able to continue to provide our services free of charge to those who need them, when they need them.”

The hospice, based in Wells Avenue, offers support to people from Hartlepool ande East Durham living with illnesses such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s.

If anyone would like to take part in a sponsored event or organise their own in aid of the hospice, then contact Janice on (01429) 855555 or email: jforbes@hartlepoolhospice.co.uk