Fundraising for The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation

You may have seen it in the news last week, the tragic story of a 24 year old footballer collapsing playing the sport he loved and sadly passing away.  He left behind a loving family who are devastated and shocked at his passing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37367137

On Monday 12th September 2016 Dan was playing for Shaw Lane AFC in a cup tie at Brighouse Town FC when he suddenly collapsed, despite heroic efforts by medical staff from both teams along with paramedics, they were unable to save Dan.  He had an underlying heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopath (AVRC), this is the same disease that caused former footballer Fabrice Muamba to retire in 2012 when he collapsed playing at Tottenham.   This is an inherited condition that causes the replacement of cardiac muscle with fibrous, fatty tissue, normally in the right side of the heart, it causes the walls in the heart chamber to become thin and stretched, impacting how the blood is pumped around the body causing abnormal heart rhythms.

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The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation has been set up to raise funds to save young sportsmen’s lives!  The foundation is supported by the FA and county FA’s, with every penny going towards screenings for footballers at all grass roots levels.  Money will also be provided to assist clubs in purchasing Defibrillators and providing training in CPR.

Below is a link to the justgiving crowdfunding page that has been set up if you would like to donate to this worthy cause.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/danwilkinsonfoundation

Article written by: Alex Murray

 

‘Play The Snooker Professionals Charity Day’ – Sunday 27 September 2015

Saffron Snooker Club and local businessman Kevin Starr are proud to once again host the ‘Play the Snooker Professionals Charity Day’ in aid of the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund featuring World Snooker Professional Snooker Players Martin ‘the MOD’ O’Donnell and Allan ‘the Albino Assassin’ Taylor.

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Venue:                 Saffron Snooker Club, Saffron Walden, Essex. CB11 3AQ

Date:                    Sunday 27th September 2015

Time:                    1.00 pm – 6.00 pm

A unique opportunity for local snooker players of all abilities to play a frame of snooker against a World Snooker professional – or simply come along and watch – and support a great local charity.  You can turn up on the day or pre-book your frame by contacting Saffron Snooker Club on 01799 513094 or via email saffronsnookerclub@btconnect.com.

The cost per frame for Juniors is just a donation of £2.50 to the Charity, Adults is £5 donation per frame.

The event is open to all, don’t worry if you don’t have a snooker cue, we have one you can use.

On the day there will also be a raffle with top prizes, including a snooker cue signed by World Champion Stuart Bingham, tickets to a World Snooker ranking tournament, complimentary use of holiday chalet on the Norfolk coast for a week, free snooker coaching sessions, a Grey Palmer voucher, CD player donated by Goddards Electrical, a meal for two at Parrishes in Thaxted and much more.

A licensed bar, soft drinks, tea, coffee and food will be available all day.

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To find out more about the work of the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund please visit their website www.ethanrees.org or email them at enquiries@ethanrees.org

We hope that you can pop into Saffron Snooker Club and support this event.  If you would like to donate a raffle prize then please contact Kevin Starr on 07713-640265 or bring into Saffron Snooker Club either before or on the day – thank you!

To open and view/print a poster for this event please click here!

Final Chance To Win Masters Snooker All Day Tickets Ends This Sunday!

SWDSL Masters Tickets Charity Raffle
Entrants to pick a number(s) from a list held at Saffron Snooker Club at £2 per number.

The draw is for a chance to win one of two pairs of All Day Tickets worth a total of £80 to watch both the afternoon and evening sessions of the Masters Snooker Tournament at Alexandra Place on Monday 12 January 2015.  We have two pairs in total to raffle so there are two chances to win!

All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a charity to be chosen by the winner of the Memorial Cup.  A random draw for the two pairs of tickets will take place on Sunday 21 December 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club.

Please contact Mark Cooper at Saffron Snooker Club to purchase your lucky numbers.  This raffle is open only to registered league members.

Good luck!

***21.12.14 – Congratulations to Mickey Cushion and Richard Livings who both won a pair of tickets***

Win Masters Snooker All Day Tickets – Monday 12 January 2015

SWDSL Masters Tickets Charity Raffle
Entrants to pick a number(s) from a list held at Saffron Snooker Club at £2 per number.

The draw is for a chance to win one of two pairs of All Day Tickets worth a total of £80 to watch both the afternoon and evening sessions of the Masters Snooker Tournament at Alexandra Place on Monday 12 January 2015.  We have two pairs in total to raffle so there are two chances to win!

A third pair of tickets will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the Memorial Cup on Sunday 28 November 2014.

All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a charity to be chosen by the winner of the Memorial Cup.  A random draw for the two pairs of tickets will take place on Sunday 21 December 2014 at Saffron Snooker Club.

Please contact Mark Cooper at Saffron Snooker Club to purchase your lucky numbers.  This raffle is open only to registered league members.

Good luck!