Steve Davis meets keen young potters
The past year has been an industrious and rewarding one for the Paul Hunter Foundation as it continues to strive towards its goal of giving disadvantaged, able bodied and disabled youngsters an opportunity to play snooker.
Across many regions of the UK, young people have been given the opportunity to engage in healthy activity and improve social behaviour by playing snooker and learning about the sport. This has been the Foundation’s key goal since it was established in Paul Hunter’s name in 2006.
BUT there are still many regions untapped, and many thousands of young people who could be helped by the Foundation’s work. If you know a snooker club, youth club or community which could benefit from coming together through snooker, GET IN TOUCH! The Foundation also has a limited number of full size snooker tables which need good homes.
Contact Chris Lovell at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07970 679810.
Summary of the Foundation’s activity over the past year:
Ten week-programmes in
Worksop – led by Steve Mallender
Midlands – led by Andrew Highfield
Midlands – led by John McGranor
North East – led by Steve Rutter
London – led by John Woods
Wales – led by Lee Walker
Wales – led by Anthony Davies
Wales – led by Phil Williams
Promotional roadshows at the South West Snooker Academy with Steve Davis. National Disability Snooker Championship at the same venue.
Successful disability snooker project in Clevedon, led by Bob Hill.
Paul Hunter Foundation league between four teams with Andrew Highfield’s Golden Cue team coming out on top.
Tables donated to Accrington Academy, Sheffield Park Academy and Kingsfold Community Centre.
Work in a specialist school in Burnley, followed by roadshows in the evening attracting over 30 kids.
Paul Hunter Day during the World Championship, bringing together Paul’s family and friends with Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor and 60 guests. Long round of applause within the Crucible in memory of Paul prior to play starting.
Hundreds of cues, cases and other prizes given to youngsters – to see their smiles on receiving a gift is something special.
Chris Lovell said: “Many thanks for all the support from the trustees and partners including North Lancs Training Group and to all the team involved, in allowing us the opportunity to develop the Foundation in Paul’s name.”
For more information see www.paulhunterfoundation.org