Northants 9 Counties Challenge supporting Cancer Research UK Jun 17, 2014 21:57:16 GMT
Post by Elsie on Jun 17, 2014 21:57:16 GMT
Dear Friends in Oxfordshire,
You may be aware that the Northants League is shortly to commence the 9 Counties Challenge in support of Cancer Research UK. This is a repeat of a very successful event which took place about a decade ago (The 8 Counties Challenge) which raised more than £4000 for Cancer Research. Every league and county visited supported this event so well and that is why we managed to raise so much for this important cause.
This time we are hoping to go one better and compete in a Bar Billiards match against 9 Bar Billiards playing counties in one weekend. This is not only a challenge of logistics but also one of fund raising as we have set an improved target of £5000 this time.
We are almost there in terms of organisation now, we have the route, we have the venues and we have some very enthusiastic opponents who are all seeking to find ways to help us achieve our fund raising target.
With thanks to Leon Beer we have managed to agree with the Conservative Club in Didcot to open very early on Saturday 30th August to allow us to play our match against Oxfordshire. In order to complete the challenge the match against Oxford needs to take place at 8am!!
Despite approaches to a number of people within Oxfordshire Bar Billiards so far we have been unable to secure the commitment from anyone to take on the task of putting a team together to play us in support of this important cause. Of course it is entirely understandable that many people will have commitments on that day (which has been the case so far) but please do not let the early start prevent you from doing something to support this wonderful cause.
It would be a real shame to have to turn this back into an 8 county event, so if you feel you are able support us by putting together a team of players and help raise money please do not hesitate to get in touch on this thread or by PM.
We would be very grateful for any assistance you may be able to provide.
Many thanks in advance,