Snooker star helps fundraising pot for charity

Snooker star helps fundraising pot for charity

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Irish eyes were smiling on Cavendish Cancer Care when a donation of nearly £700 was raised by guests at a St Patrick’s Day business lunch.

The Sheffield-based good cause, which provides care and support for cancer patients and their families, was picked as the charity of choice by insolvency and business turnaround specialist Wilson Field for its Irish event.

Former snooker world champion Dennis Taylor was guest of honour at ‘The Bit of a Do’ event which took place at Baldwin’s Omega. Also in attendance was around 100 clients and partners of Wilson Field.

Belfast-born Dennis let guests into a few secrets about his favourite fellow snooker players and his time in Sheffield.

Dennis Taylor said; 

“Sheffield is my favourite ever city. I have had so many good times here playing snooker at the Crucible. It is where I won my world championship in 1985. I love coming back here and it is great to see businesses supporting local charities.”

Rebecca Allinson, chief executive at Cavendish Cancer Care, said; 

“We are funded by the generosity of local people. This donation is invaluable for us to continue to offer free and unique care and support services to local families at a time when they need it the most.”

Nick Wilson, managing director at Wilson Field, added; 

“This charity works hard to improve the quality of local people’s lives and enrich the emotional wellbeing of people touched by cancer in our region. Thank you to all our guests for their generous donations at the event.”

Cavendish Cancer Care, based on Wilkinson Street, was established more than 20 years ago. It offers a place where patients and their families can go to cope with and ease the impact of living with a cancer diagnosis.

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