Pool aces add £5,000 to breast cancer pot

Member of Chesterfield Charity Pool League with former World Champion Carl 'Houdini' Morris who raised �5,000 for the Against Breast Cancer appeal.
Member of Chesterfield Charity Pool League with former World Champion Carl 'Houdini' Morris who raised �5,000 for the Against Breast Cancer appeal.

Kind-hearted Chesterfield pool players are top of a national leaderboard after raising £5,000 for charity.

The cash was raised through a visit of former world pool champion Carl ‘Houdini’ Morris who held an exhibition at the Mason’s Sports Bar in Brampton.

Carl visited Chesterfield as part of a nationwide tour, the English Counties Pool Challenge, to raise money for the Against Breast Cancer charity.

His aim was hold 43 exhibitions and 43 consecutive days and raise £43,000 for the cause.

The Chesterfield exhibition was the 13th on Carl’s tour but it proved anything but an unlucky date.

For the event raise £5,000, more than any of the other 42 exhibitions raised.

The former world champ was pictured with members of the Chesterfield Charity Interleague Pool team who sported pink Against Breast Cancer polo shirts for the occasion.

The Chesterfield Charity Pool League, which has been run by BJ O’Neill for the last 13 years, has raised more than £50,000 for local and national charities.

Cash has been donated to the Pool For Megan appeal, the Willow Foundation, Hearing Dogs for the Blind, the Ashgate Hospice, North Derbyshire Stroke Group and Against Breast Cancer.

Pictured (back row from left) are: Paul Wells, Dean Wilson, BJ O’Neill, Jay Wilson, Steve Lavender, Jamie Dyke, Lee Shaw.

Middle: Liz Jones, Mark MacPhail, Paul Gibson, Carl ‘Houdini’’ Morris, Elaine Gibson.

Front: Joe Saxton, Ian Dickinson.