Former world pool champion Carl ‘Houdini’ Morris is undertaking one of the biggest pool challenges of his life to raise over £43,000 for the charity Against Breast Cancer.
He chose his home town of Stoke to formally launch the 43 Counties Exhibition Tour which comprises of 43 exhibitions in 43 English Counties over 43 consecutive days. Carl will be entertaining guests with his world class pool skills, trademark trick shots and lively banter. Venues will also be fundraising for the cause, organising pink themed events around the Challenge itself. Members of the Players Pool Club in Newcastle under Lyme, celebrated the launch of the 43 Counties Pool Challenge and his first exhibition of the series will be at the Q Club at Co. Durham on 9th July.
Gordon Vallance, Director of Against Breast Cancer said, “We are extremely grateful to Carl for undertaking this unique challenge on our behalf, particularly as his wife is due to give birth to their first child on August 10th! With over 47,000 women and around 340 men diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, our research aims to understand more about the spread of the disease, helping save lives.”
Currently ranked as one of the world’s top 10 players and profoundly deaf as a result of childhood meningitis, Carl states “I am looking forward to the challenge and am thrilled I can dedicate my skills to such a worthy cause. All profits from the pool challenge will be donated to support Against Breast Cancer’s ground breaking research.” To find out more about Carl’s 43 Counties Challenge, please go to www.charitypoolexhibitions.org/ecpc
Contact: Fiona Smart, PR & Media Manager, Against Breast Cancer Tel: 01235 815375 / 07923360235
Contact: Donna Evans, Charity Pool Exhibitions Tel: 01782 370239
Charity Pool Exhibitions
Charity Pool Exhibitions is a professional fundraising organisation founded by Carl Morris in 2008 that is dedicated to raising funds for Against Breast Cancer through interactive pool exhibitions. A professional and former world pool champion, Carl provides a spectacular four-hour entertainment event, consisting of high quality games and unforgettable trick shots with audience participation, lively banter and comedy. Each exhibition is a unique and memorable entertainment experience that draws enthusiastic audiences and raises vital funds for charity. Venues that agree to raise funds and donate a minimum amount to Against Breast Cancer are eligible to host an interactive pool exhibition. Please see www.charitypoolexhibitions.org for more information.
Against Breast Cancer:
Against Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Our expert scientists use one of the largest collections of breast cancer patient samples in the UK to look for vital information that could identify the spread of the disease. More women are surviving breast cancer every year.
Against Breast Cancer’s research looks at the whole woman through three interlinked areas of research – biochemistry, immunology, and diet and lifestyle. The charity’s research is studying new ways that could help doctors identify and treat secondary breast cancer faster and more effectively.
Our national Diet & Lifestyle study is one of the largest in the world looking at the effects of diet, lifestyle and complementary treatments on breast cancer and long-term survival.
To find our more visit www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk
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