Your News: A marathon snooker session at the Bourne Pyramid Club in honour of Pete

From left, Matt Allen, John Clapton (back row), Steve Doughty, Barry Daff (LNAACT rep), Steve Sharpe, Neil McLean, Marcus Hamilton, Paul Machin (back row), Jimmy Sharpe.
From left, Matt Allen, John Clapton (back row), Steve Doughty, Barry Daff (LNAACT rep), Steve Sharpe, Neil McLean, Marcus Hamilton, Paul Machin (back row), Jimmy Sharpe.
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Last year, tragically, we lost a dear friend and long standing member of the club, Pete Machin.

Whilst cleaning out the cupboards we found some old black and white photos of the club and its members going back to the ‘50s. One of these pictured Pete and his son, Paul along with other members handing over a cheque for charity after completing a 24 hour snooker marathon in 1988.

Pete Machin

Pete Machin

This prompted us to hold a marathon in his honour and we called Pete’s son to choose a charity, which was the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

On Saturday 5th May 2013 at 1pm, seven members of the club settled in for the next 24 hours.

These members were: Marcus Hamilton, Matt Allen, Neil McLean, James Sharpe, Steve Sharpe, John Clapton and Steve Doughty. Great thanks go to Steve Sharpe’s wife, Maria and daughter, Sam for sorting out teas and coffees and the life-saving breakfast butties at 7am.

The Marathon was a great success, and after all sponsorships had been collected, the total came to £976, which the Pyramid club rounded up to £1000.

On 8th November 2013, the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust representative, Mr Barry Daff came to the club to accept the cheque.