The Fallen Friends pool competition held at Skates Beach Pub and Grill at St Michaels on Sea on Saturday raised R70 000 for South Coast Hospice.
Alun Solomon and Craig Keagal were the winners of the competition, while Eddie Davies and Big Ray were the runners-up. Jeff Slinger also had reason to celebrate as he won the main raffle.
Hospice fundraising coordinator BT King thanked the organisers, saying, “South Coast Hospice salutes these jovial lads for their dedication, enthusiasm and perseverance in their efforts of fundraising for those less fortunate than themselves.
“They have supported South Coast Hospice through the difficult times to allow us to continue with offering palliative patient care within our local communities. Thanks also to all the sponsors and the community for their support.”
Explaining the history behind the annual competition, King said, “A group of lads got together at and made a decision to collect funds for South Coast Hospice in memory of friends who had passed away. This was their way of giving back to South Coast Hospice in recognition of the Quality Palliative Care-giving.
“Four years ago, they started the Joe Clancey and Geff Harman memorial pool competition in aid of South Coast Hospice. They received such a huge response from the Community that they made it an annual event .
‘In the interim, the number of friends being remembered was growing so they decided to rename the event ‘Fallen Friends’ and they have just blessed South Coast Hospice.”