John Parrott at Saturday fundraiser in Formby

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: John Parrott of England in action against Paul Hunter of Englandin the Embassy World Snooker Championships held at the Crucible Theatre on April 22, 2004 in Sheffield, England.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** John Parrott

Snooker legend John Parrott will be the star of the show when he launches a Fundraiser for Formby’s Shyira Trust in Formby village this Saturday (October 17), outside Silver and Rose.

Keith Burns, proprietor of Silver and Rose, has organised the fundraising day to help the Trust raise money towards the rebuilding of a maternity hospital in Shyira, Rwanda.

Said Keith: “There will be cake, hot chocolate, a guess the weight of a Labrador puppy, musicians and a bubble machine. We hope people will want to make some sort of contribution.

“I wanted to help because I think it is a worthwhile cause. We assist many charities during the year, and we know the work that has been put in by the Trust and its Chairman Allan Hobson.”

The Trust, which has been raising money for a poor part of Rwanda for around 10 years has improved the conditions of the current maternity hospital, supported children through school, started a coffee growing project, and built a children’s centre.

Now the maternity hospital has become overcrowded and the president Paul Kagame has sanctioned a new build to the tune of £300,000.

Said Professor Hobson: “We are trying very hard to raise this money to help safe motherhood in this part of Rwanda and prevent maternal deaths. We hope people will come along and support us. We are grateful to Keith Burns and John Parrott for their help.”


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