Support Corby mayor’s final fundraiser

Corby mayor Cllr Mohammed Rahman
Corby mayor Cllr Mohammed Rahman

Corby mayor Mohammed Rahman is inviting residents to take part in his latest charity event at Kingswood Community Centre in Alberta Close.

The event on Monday (May 13) will be the final fundraiser of his year in office, during which he has supported Lakelands Hospice and The Stroke Association.

Cllr Rahman is hosting a Cup Carrom Tournament, starting at 12.30pm, and 50 teams have already signed up to try to win the top prize of £600.

Carrom is a game played in countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka which is similar to pool and air hockey but can be played with only your fingers.

Cllr Rahman, said: “It’s been an honour to be able to raise money throughout the year for two charities that are close to my heart. The Carrom Cup Tournament will be my final fundraising event as the mayor of Corby and I hope that people will come along and dig deep for some fantastic causes.

“It has been overwhelming to see the number of Corby people who have attended my events throughout the year and hopefully this one will be no different. Why not come along and give it a go or even encourage the teams who have already entered.”

To enter a team costs £40. As well as the top prize, there will prizes of £300 and £150.

Admission for spectators is £1 and they can go along, cheer on the teams and also have a go. A selection of Indian refreshments will be available.

To enter a team contact Cllr Rahman on 07733 787079.