Andy Macdonald

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Liverpool V Everton Challenge Match

Posted by maccabigdish on May 16, 2013 at 2:35 PM

The 10th August promises to be an eventful day. It will be the first ever Merseyside Derby ON THE POOL TABLE. A pool match which will see a 3 man Liverpool side captained by myself take on a 3 man Everton side captained by World champion snooker player John Parrot. The other two players on each side will hopefully be made up with recognisable faces with work already under way to try and entice some former footballers. The idea is that all in attandance will wear their football shirts and the event will have an incredible atmosphere with banter and rivalry arife. This exciting event is taking place at JJ's Pool Hall, in my opinion the best pool hall on Merseyside. Its a family ran business who are also committed to trying to help the local community. When i approached the owner Paul Massingham his response was'it would be an honour to host this event, just let me know anything yiou need and i will make it happen'. You couldnt ask for a better response to be honest.

The idea of a fundraiser came to us after we had two girls live with us for three years and have kept in contact with Elyssa and Cortney since they returned to their parents. Elyssa along with Anthony and Maddison (siblings who lived with other carers) went to live with Dad Tony. A few months ago unfortunatly he passed away. The three children are now living with their Nan and Grandad who are lovely people who really have their hands full. However, since the children have moved on we still desperatly want to do something to help them in some way or another. So we have thought about how to raise some money that can be used as their Nan and Grandad see fit. Two possible ways this may help could be to help with any home improvements to accomodate the children living with them, and also possibly taking the kids on holiday. Hopefully the event will be that much of a success that we can do it annually and help many worthy causes in the future. 

In addition to the main feature pool match will also be a raffle and an auction and i am delighted to say that we have already had donated a signed football by EFC, a signed pair of gloves by the fantastic Snooker referee Michaela Tabb and a snooker cue by Cue Guru and good freind Steve Grice. Loads more to do but we are well on our way now. We plan to get the Liverpool Echo and Radio City involved and if we get the high profile footballers we are hoping for then the event will sell out almost immediatly. Exciting times and nice to have something to get my teeth into that i really beleive in. Putting the event on will have some expense, which JJs have kindly offered to contribute to. However the more we can raise as a start up fund the more we will have left to give to this family. If anyone is interested in sponsoring the event in some way please email me [email protected] . If you would like to make a small donation please send as a GIFT via paypal to [email protected]. Every little helps. Hopefully some exciting more news to come.Thanks

Andy Mac

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