Marathon skittles event raises £5,000 for charity

The Horseshoe Inn Skittles team have raised �5,000 during a record-breaking 24-hour skittles marathon.  The money was raised forProstAid,as a regular, Stuart Cheesman, has prostate cancer. 'Holding the cheque l-r: Alistair Fergusson (Chair of Prostate Northampton) Alison Hickey, Pub Lamdlady Eve Jackson and Stuart Cheesman.

The Horseshoe Inn Skittles team have raised �5,000 during a record-breaking 24-hour skittles marathon. The money was raised forProstAid,as a regular, Stuart Cheesman, has prostate cancer. 'Holding the cheque l-r: Alistair Fergusson (Chair of Prostate Northampton) Alison Hickey, Pub Lamdlady Eve Jackson and Stuart Cheesman.

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A group of tireless skittles players raised £5,000 after completing a 24-hour game.

The 25 players took part in the marathon event at The Horseshoe pub in Wilby to raise money for Prostaid, which helps prostate cancer sufferers in Northamptonshire, Rutland and Leicestershire.

The fundraising event started at midday on Saturday March 30 and ended on Sunday March 31 with an auction and raffle. It was organised because one of the pub’s customers, Stuart Cheeseman, has prostate cancer and Mr Cheeseman and the pub’s customers wanted to give something back to Prostaid to help local sufferers.

The landlady at The Horseshoe, Eve Jackson, said everybody was delighted with the amount raised and thanked everybody in the village for their support.

She added:”When we first finished the event we thought we had raised £2,500, so to raise this much is amazing. The support was amazing as well, we even had people coming in the middle of the night to play a game to help keep us going.”