John Higgins helps Fareham celebrate 30th anniversary
John Higgins is one of three top professionals who cued up to help Fareham Snooker Club celebrate its 30th birthday. The four-time world champion was joined by Barry Hawkins and Joe Perry for a charity exhibition evening on Friday 13th January 2017.
All the proceeds from the £25 ticket sales and the raffle were donated to Breast Cancer Care and The Rocky Appeal at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth (The Rocky Appeal aims to raise £2.4 million for the Da Vinci Robot, which is taking surgery to a whole new level at the QA Hospital)
Mick Lyons the Founder of the Rocky Appeal attended the evening and introduced the players explaining how he has more money to raise by February 2018 to ensure that the Da Vinci Robot can stay in QA.
Serena was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2015 and will finish her treatment in February 2017. The treatment she received from the QA was excellent and she wanted to give something back to the hospital.
Raffle prizes donated by suppliers included three cases of beer and three bottles of champagne from Fullers brewery and signed cues from Trevor Sanders Snooker & Pool Table services. There was a secret ballot of bids to take on one of the professionals in a frame. One lucky bidder Philip Watson who had already lost the frame took on a double on the final black against Hawkins which was greeted by one of the biggest cheers of the night when it went straight down.
Just over £4500 was raised on the night and it was topped up to £5000 by Serena. Hopelake Food managing director Mickey Mo who arranged the event through Hawkins also donated £500. Mickey Mo said “The three professionals enjoyed the evening just as much as the crowd that was there on the night”
Serena & Miki thank all their suppliers and local businesses that donated raffle prizes.