‘Wolfie’ Adams and Joe Perry to star at 24-hour charity pool marathon in Fenland
SPORTING stars Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams, Joe Perry and Andy Lucas will be special guests at a charity 24-hour pool marathon in March on Saturday.
Members of the public can make donations to play darts icon Adams, current BDO World Champion, Chatteris snooker ace Perry and three-time world pool champion Lucas, from Wisbech, at March Royal British Legion Club.
The day, organised by Karl Wales, Gary Brinn and the rest of the legion’s pool teams players, is being organised to raise money for Help for Heroes and their West End Legion club.
Paul Larham, a legion team member, said: “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.
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“Not only will people get the chance to raise money for two great causes but they’ll get the chance to meet somebody they respect and who they watch compete on TV. It should be a great day.”
Fifteen legion players will play sponsored pool matches for 24 hours to raise their own funds from 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.”
A charity auction containing a host of fantastic prizes will take place at 4pm to raise further funds and a string of other activities are lined up to raise more money on the day.