Fenland charity pool marathon in full swing as challengers take on sporting stars

KEEN challengers have today flocked to take on snooker star Joe Perry at a 24-hour charity pool marathon in March.

Fen Potter Perry, from Chatteris, has already been beaten on the baize as eager competitiors made donations in order to play the world number 27 at the Royal British Legion Club.

The day, organised by Karl Wales, Gary Brinn and the rest of the Legion’s pool team players, is being organised to raise money for Help for Heroes and their West End Legion club.

Darts sensation, and current BDO World Champion, Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams and three-time world pool champion Andy Lucas are also drawing the crowds.

Paul Larham, a Legion team member, told the Cambs Times this week: “We want to create a bit more awareness about Help for Heroes and make sure that it’s never forgotten.

“People don’t have the chance to play against ‘Wolfie’ Adams, Joe Perry or Andy Lucas every day do they? It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Fifteen Legion players began their 24 hours of sponsored pool matches at noon.

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Mr Larham said: “It’s not a new thing for us to do the 24-hour pool marathon but you can’t train for it.

“The banter gets you through it – especially when everyone starts to suffer around 4am – but we usually get a second wind which helps us pull through.”

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