CHARITY POOL CHALLENGE 2013
Twenty eight of the towns finest pool players and a supporting cast of family and friends assembled at Sunderland Street Sporting Club on Saturday 6th April to contest this years 3rd annual charity challenge between the “Legends of Yesteryear” and the “Superstars of Today” with all the proceeds going to Park Lane Special School, which is a special school for pupils with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.
In a fiercely contested battle it was the 'Legends' who looked to be heading for their first victory racing into a 4-1 lead. however, as in the previous two encounters, it was the old guard who wilted as the finishing line became ever closer leaving the younger generation of 'Superstars' to snatch victory by a narrow 15-13 scoreline.
In truth there were no losers, as the event organised by Macclesfield Pool League raised a staggering amount of £828.00, in the main due to each player having to sell a minimum of twenty five pounds worth of raffle tickets as a prerequisite of playing and aided by some generous donations and sponsorship from the local community.
The “Legends” team: Rick Green, Shaun Sweetmore, Dave Cobey, Rick Aimson, Des Cobey, Ant Corbett, Paul Snape, Rob Aimson, Gary Tomlinson, Mark Hodson, Pete Cleaver, Maddy Wilkinson, Amanda Sweetmore & Donna Cunningham.
The “Superstars” team: Paul Bowden, Tim Hill, Tony Corbett, Rob Oliver, Mark Hughes, Pete Eccles, Dan Oliver, Gordon Leonard, Roy Whyatt, Charlie Mitchell, Ashley Roberts, Jane Mitchell, Nicola Oakes & Irene Green.
1st prize: £200.00 - ticket no. 551 - Roy Whyatt
2nd prize: £100.00 - ticket no. 390 - Chris (high st chippy)
3rd prize: 3 course meal venue in the heart of Knutsford - ticket no. 829 - D. Howell
4th prize: £50.00 Argos Voucher - ticket no. 1145 - A. Cooper
Jane Mitchell presenting the cheque to Park Lane School
"On behalf of the pupils and staff at Park Lane School, I am writing to thank you and acknowledge receipt of your very kind donation of £828.00. Would you please pass on our sincere thanks to the Macclesfield Pool League members, committee members, families and friends for all their hard work and time in organising the event. Our school student council, at their next meeting, will decide what the money will be used for and I will let you know in due course what has been decided. Again, many thanks for your support and generosity which is greatly appreciated by us all".