Players cue up for a shot at 24-hour snooker challenge

8th June 2015

Snooker enthusiasts ‘chalked their cues’ to pocket more than £1,250 for Meningitis Now

Snooker fundraiser
Adrian Wilding, of Preston, Lancashire, hosted a 24-hour snooker tournament, raising funds for Meningitis Now in memory of his partner and mum-of-one, Donna Heyes.

Donna passed away in April 2013, leaving behind their ‘gorgeous’ son Jack, born in January 2012.

“Donna was just 25 when she was cruelly taken by meningitis. She did everything with a smile and was always positive, fitting a lot into her life and making every day count."

“She was taken from me and our then 15-month-old son Jack too soon, but the love she gave will remain with us forever.”

Adrian Wilding

The tournament began at 12 noon on May 30 and saw six dedicated players potting balls for the full 24 hours at the Elite snooker Club, Preston. Other players participated until the early hours of Sunday morning.

Adrian continued: “This is the second year running I have held the challenge. This year was another successful event and I’d like to thank everyone involved.”

“I’d also thank Elite snooker club in Lockstock Hall for hosting the fundraiser and Steve Dayman who surprised me by coming along and showing his support on the day.”

All ages were able to enjoy the event, which included a bouncy castle, raffle and poker table.

All proceeds go to the Donna Heyes Forever Fund – an online tribute in memory of someone special lost to meningitis.