Registered Charity 1120515
The Paul Hunter Foundation celebrates 10 years
The Paul Hunter Foundation celebrated 10 years of delivering snooker across the UK in October 2016. January 2017 will see the Masters Trophy renamed the Paul Hunter Trophy. The Paul Hunter foundation would like to thank Barry Hearn and World Snooker together with Jason Ferguson and the WPBSA for their support in making this happen.
The Paul Hunter Foundation has had donated and raised over £550,000 in its
The money has been used to achieve the foundations objectives set out by the
PHF has delivered 580 live road shows to over 10,000 children
PHF has operated in over 160 different communities in the UK
PHF has targeted deprived areas giving away 2750 cased cues.
The PHF has worked in all communities reducing ant – social behaviour
Police forces have quoted a 63% reduction of first time entrants into the
Criminal justice saving huge amounts of tax payers money (source Accrington)
PHF has relocated and installed 12 full size snooker tables into the
community or schools and repaired over 100 tables.
PHF has supported budding young snooker players in Germany and Poland, and is actively helping introduce teaching into the school curriculum in Poland.
PHF has introduced many disabled players to snooker and actively supported there national competitions.
The Foundation would like to thank everyone (far too many to mention) involved over the past ten years for the support, enthusiasm and dedication in undertaking Pauls wishes that his charity would make a difference to their lives by getting able bodied, disadvantaged and disabled youngsters off the streets of the UK to play snooker. The remaining of the Maters Trophy will ensure that Pauls legacy and achievements both as a player and through the Foundation will live on.
“In defeat a true sportsman
and competitor should loose
with as much honour
and Grace as in victory”
Paul Hunter – the Master
He would have been World Champion
Here is a poem written by Kevin Flaherty who is the Grandfather of two of the children who attend the PHF sessions in Menstone, Ilkley in West Yorkshire
Three times the supreme master of his game
Forever now, that trophy bears his name
A shining star, bestowed with fragile frame
Dimmed to a flicker, then extinguished flame.
The grass roots of his legacy
Nurtured by our pool of tears
The seeds of growth, his prodigy
Foundation for the future years.
Investing his ambition in the young
His trust became the vision that he’d seen
His values and his image living on
Reflecting all he was – and could have been.
The baton passed on to this generation
Inspired, fired, by his firm Foundation
Triumph snatched and borne out of disaster
A phoenix risen from the ashes of the Master
Please contact us by filling in the form on the left or by post or telephone from the details below. Thankyou
Address: The Paul Hunter Foundation
13 Poolcroft, Sale, Cheshire, M33 2LF
Rob Anderson - Company Accountant (FCA / ATII)
Gareth Williams - Company Solicitor (BASL SDRP CEDR Law Society)
Charlotte Parker - Company Secretary
Steve Davis, Willie Thorne, John Virgo & Dennis Taylor
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