£5,500 raised at charity exhibition at Fareham SC

IT WAS hailed as the greatest night in the 30-year history of Fareham Snooker Club.

Top professionals John Higgins, Barry Hawkins and Joe Perry helped raise £5,500 for Breast Cancer Care and The Rocky Appeal at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

Four-time world champion Higgins won the three-way challenge match during the charity exhibition evening. Three raffle winners and the four highest bidders in a blind auction earned a frame against one of the potting greats.

Although he had already lost the frame, club member Philip Watson’s full length of the table double on the final black against Hawkins was greeted by one of the biggest cheers of the night.

Just over £4,500 was raised on the night and that was topped up to £5,000 by joint club owner Serena Sinanan, who is being treated for breast cancer. Hopelake Food managing director Mickey Mo, who arranged the event through Hawkins, donated another £500.

Mo said: “The three professionals enjoyed the evening just as much as the crowd that was there at the club.”

Serena and her brother Miki thanked all their suppliers and local businesses that donated raffle prizes.

Picture by Nick Layton Photography. From left: Barry Hawkins, Miki Sinanan, Joe Perry, Serena Sinanan, John Higgins.

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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)