Snooker event to help others

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THE annual Christian Aid snooker marathon will be held in Scarborough on January 28 and 29.

More than 30 snooker players will take part led by the Rev Mark Haynes and Jeff Moorhouse. They will be playing in the snooker room at Westborough Methodist Church between 8am and 8pm on the two days.

On the Saturday from 10am to noon there will be a coffee morning in the lecture hall.

Sponsorship money raised by the players will go to Christian Aid’s Pakistan floods appeal.

David Bridge, hon secretary of Scarborough Christian Aid, said: “The charity has sent well over a million pounds so far to their partners in Pakistan in response to the devastating floods which have killed around 2,000 people.

“Food, shelter and medical assistance plus water treatment units and latrines are being provided.

“The loss for families remains incomprehensible, having lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods. The most important issue to deal with now is people’s ability to make a living.

“Therefore the emergency aid is now being supplemented by the supply of quality seeds for the planting season, the reconstruction and repair of roads and bridges along with skills training in the construction industry.”

Donations may be sent to treasurer Derek Sedman, 22 The Copse, Woodlands Vale, Scarborough, with cheques made payable to Christian Aid.