Hartlepool Rotary Club event aids British Lung Foundation

John Coward who won the snooker competition at Hartlepool Rotary Club's charity sports afternoon
John Coward who won the snooker competition at Hartlepool Rotary Club's charity sports afternoon

A CHARITABLE town group has raised over £700 for people suffering with lung conditions.

The Hartlepool Rotary Club – which constantly helps charities and good causes – held an annual barbecue and sports afternoon.

Hartlepool Rotary Club's charitable sports afternoon.

Hartlepool Rotary Club's charitable sports afternoon.

And all money raised at the well-attended event was donated to the British Lung Foundation (BLF).

The group chose to support the charity as one person in five in the UK is affected by lung disease, with millions more are at risk.

BLF supports people affected by lung disease, promotes greater understanding of the condition, and raises cash for research.

The town’s rotary club managed to rake in a whopping £720 for BLF, with attendees giving generously at the different events on offer.

Margaret Wells (left), and Lynee Humphries who won the bowls contest at Hartlepool Rotary Club's charity sports afternoon.

Margaret Wells (left), and Lynee Humphries who won the bowls contest at Hartlepool Rotary Club's charity sports afternoon.

The event was held at the home of the club’s former president Mohammed Menabawey.

The barbecue went down a treat with the 50 guests at the event enjoying the tasty food on offer.

Then afterwards the games began and the fun started.

There were bowls, table tennis and snooker matches, with friendly banter and competitiveness between the participants.

Club President Barbra Midgley said: “Hartlepool Rotary Club raised £720 at its recent annual Barbecue and Sports afternoon.

“Over 50 members and guests enjoyed a barbecue lunch in glorious sunshine at past president Mohammed Menabawey’s home.

After the food, the bowls, table tennis and snooker matches generated keen competition between the participants.

“It was also great entertainment for the spectators.”

She added: “I was really pleased with the response this year and we had a great afternoon.

“Everyone was so generous and this helped us to make £720 for the British Lung Foundation.

“I would like to thank Mohamed and Carol Menabawey for their wonderful hospitality. Finally, I would like to congratulate the winners of the sports competitions.”