Norwich pool and snooker marathon raises �500 for cancer charity

A 24-hour snooker marathon in Norwich was successful in reaching its �500 target at the weekend.

At 7pm on Saturday evening Jamie Edwards, Mark Bolton and Shaun Chipperfield, along with magician Patrick 'Aces' Stone, started their challenge at Rileys Pool and Snooker Club on Magdalen Street.

They played snooker, pool and billiards for 24 hours - accepting challenges from people in the club - to coincide with Cancer Research UK's Race For Life events.

Organiser Mr Edwards said: 'For the first few hours there were a lot of people there and until 6am people were coming in to challenge us and donate.

'There was even some people who came down and surprised us at 5am and quite a few people from the local pool and snookers leagues came down at 2am after finishing their nights out in the city.

'From 6am until 10am was the hardest part when it was just us playing, but we had a really good time.

'Everyone on Facebook has been saying how proud of us they were because it was a long slog, but it was good.'

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