North Social does Pink Ladies proud

29/08/2012

FIVE North Social Club members battled through the night to complete a 24-hour snooker marathon. Dressed in pink, the men fought through the tiredness and muscle pain to raise money for the Pink Ladies.

It was the club’s second fund-raiser for the charity – less than a month ago they were riding around the island on micro-scooters while dressed in women’s clothing.

‘This is the third year that we have done a 24-hour snooker marathon,’ said Mick Murphy, one of the men who organised the fund-raiser.
‘The aim is to keep swapping players throughout the evening.’

The men raised around £918 through sponsorship and collections taken when they completed their micro-scooter challenge. Coupled with the funds they have raised for the snooker marathon, Mr Murphy believed the total now stood at just over £3,000. The club will hold one more event, a raffle, in aid of the Pink Ladies before they hand over the funds. A back injury meant Mr Murphy was unable to take part in the snooker marathon but was there lending his support.

Cueist Nigel Mahy said after doing it last year and the year before, the men knew what was in store. ‘The pain starts to kick in at around 2am until first light – that’s when you start to see the end of the tunnel,’ he said.

The men started at noon on the Saturday and finished at noon on Sunday.
The Pink Ladies was one of the club’s chosen charities to support this year.
The men picked the charity because many of them knew women who had suffered from breast cancer.

The North Social snooker marathon raised more than 2,000 for the Pink Ladies to add to the 900-plus from a scooter ride and theres still a raffle to come.

Guernsey Press article by Anna Brehaut 29/08/2012

Pictured, from the left, : Darren Fox, Brian McKane, Martin Hockey, Mick Murphy and Nigel Mahy.  (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1267990)




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