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PKR Raises 100,000 Pounds for One-to-One Non Profit Organization

On May 15th, 2009, online poker organization PKR raised an historic 100,000 pounds for children's charity One-to-One in their yearly Omar Sharif Fundraiser at the well-known restaurant Sketch at the British capital earlier this week.

The 3D online gaming pioneers invited participants to donate a 365 pounds entry cost-representing sponsoring a child for one pound everyday for the rest of the year-in exchange for getting a champagne reception into either a PKR.com sponsored poker tournament or the 9th yearly Omar Sharif Backgammon event.

The poker event was won by Ms. Beverly Pace, wife of comedian and host Norman Pace, with ex Eastender actor turned professional poker player Michale Greco finishing in 1st runner up and Lock Stock actor Dexter Fletcher finishing in 3rd place. Other participants at the fundraising tournament included Radio One DJ Colin Murray, Primeval star Douglas Henshall, Actress Emma Kennedy and Charlie Condou of Coronation Street as well as the members of the Team PKR Pro, who were also at the gaming tables.

The money raised from the event will help the One-to-One Children's Fund to continue giving support to thousands of children and their families who were severely affected by HIV and Aids epidemic in Africa every year, though the group also have projects in the Middle East particularly in Israel contributing to the peace movement by improving inter-religious relations between children.

 

06/07/2009 20:50 PM
Matthew Morris

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