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Aylesbury's pool players are on the ball!

We are delighted that the Aylesbury Invitation Pool League (AIPL) have chosen CCHF as their charity partner for their 2023/24 season.

Members of the association are drawn from across Aylesbury Vale and hundreds of players compete in a wide range of singles, doubles and cup competitions, culminating in finals held in the summer. Pool is one of the most popular cue sports played in pubs and clubs across the UK.

Contributions to our charity will be made as the playing season progresses and the first charity event of the season will be held at the Dairy Maid, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury, on Wednesday, 6 September.

AIPL Internet/Social Media Officer, James Connor, explained: “Every season in the AIPL, with the help and generosity of all our players, we all come together to raise money for a chosen local charity, and this year we have chosen the CCHF.

We hope to raise lots of money across the various events throughout our pool season, starting with the season opener on 6 September and culminating in our Presentation Evening which will be held in June next year.”

Mike Snell, CCHF Trustee, said: “This is great news for the charity and we are so grateful to AIPL as such community support helps us enormously. We're looking forward to keeping up to date on progress in their competitions through the season and wish all players every success!”

The Aylesbury Invitation Pool League started in 1978 as the R T Major Pool League with just 14 teams competing in a Premier and a Knockout Cup, both of which were won by the Aylesbury Ex-Servicemen's 'A' team. Player singles and doubles contests were also held. With the first season a success the AIPL grew in size over the years with teams entered not just from Aylesbury but from surrounding villages too.

Today, the league has 30 teams signed up from 15 different venues across Aylesbury and surrounding areas playing across three divisions, along with two team cup competitions and various individual competitions.

The Cancer Care and Haematology Fund is a charity set up to help those with cancer and haematology related diseases in Buckinghamshire. Through public fundraising a specialist unit – the CCHU - was built and opened in January 2001 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The charity continues to provide financial support for projects and services provided by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust which benefit patients cared for at the CCHU, the Sunrise Unit at Wycombe Hospital and in community settings across Buckinghamshire and adjacent counties.

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