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RED NOSE DAY THIS FRIDAY

It's Red Nose Day on Friday (March 24) and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is running a Six Red Nose Day Challenge, a new and exciting way for you to support Comic Relief by playing snooker at your local club!

Originally founded in 1985 by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry in response to the famine in Ethiopia, through its biennial Red Nose Day event the charity has raised over £1 billion globally over the last 30 years and helped to raise awareness to help the kids who need support most at home and around the world.

Snooker has previously been involved in supporting the charity, in 2010 former world champion Dennis Taylor and Willie Thorne memorably performing a rendition of 'Walk This Way' during that year's night of festivities. But for the first time anyone can now get involved and help to raise money for this year's Red Nose Day campaign ahead of the main event, by taking on the 'Six-Red Nose Day Challenge' in your local club.

The Challenge

It could not be simpler to get involved at your local participating snooker club, following a few simple rules:

For each counting attempt a donation to the Comic Relief charity of £1.00/€1.00 must be made

Set the table with just six reds and no colours, with the cue ball positioned within the 'D'. With a timer starting from the break-off, the player must pot all of the six reds as quickly as possible, with the timer to be stopped once the sixth red is potted.

Your time will then be added to the official list at your club and following the end of the competition the fastest player will win a prize to be determined by your club, with the remaining money to be donated directly to this year's Comic Relief appeal. The winner from each club will also be entered into a prize draw to win to tickets to a major World Snooker event.

All participants are encouraged to get engaged via social media and share images and photos from your attempts with us using the hashtags #6reds #rednoseday

To learn more about Comic Relief visit: www.comicrelief.com