Pool-ing power for Motor Neurone Disease

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A HARRIS duo played pool non-stop for 24 hours at the weekend – and in doing so racked up 250 games.

John Angus ‘Fuggie’ Macdonald and Andy Morrison embarked on the event to raise funds for the Motor Neuron Disease Scotland charity, an organisation very close to Fuggie’s heart, his father Ewen having succumbed to the disease in 2011.

During a conversation with Andy some weeks ago the pool-athon was devised, and so far the pair have raised over £3000.

Said Fuggie: “We wanted to do something which would raise a lot of money for MNDS, and since we both love pool we went for a 24-hour pool challenge, playing non-stop.”

And so, at 7pm on Friday, cheered on by vocal punters in the Isle of Harris Inn, the mammoth challenge got underway.

Exactly 24 hours later, again in front of a huge crowd, the last black was sunk, with the final score 129-121 in Fuggie’s favour.

“Every muscle aches after playing for 24 hours,” he said, “but it was so worth it.

“I didn’t expect to raise so much money, and there is still lots more pledged so I can’t really say how much the final tally will be, but it’s already a great amount.”

He added: “I’d like to thank everyone who donated money, everyone who came down to watch and cheer us on, but most of all Andy, who was a fantastic partner in this event.”

“Myself and my family are very grateful to him for doing it with me.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the fundraiser can still do so online, by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/John-Angus-MacDonald/