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£328raised of £3,000 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £328 to Matt's 2017 BWPPA tour + international tournament travel & accommodation

    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 14th February 2017

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    I began competing in wheelchair American pool tournaments, when I joined the BWPPA tour in April 2007 (more info at Since joining the BWPPA tour I've competed in tournaments across the UK. In addition to this, in December 2008 I represented Great Britain in the 9-ball pool World Championship for wheelchair athletes, that event was held at Sands Regency Casino-Hotel in Reno NV in the USA.

    Following some good results on the BWPPA tour, including reaching the semi-finals of the 2012 British Open and numerous Challenge event semi-finals, in November 2015 I won my first title on the BWPPA tour when I beat Fred Dinsmore, Craig Welsh and Aslam Abubaker to win the Predator Cues British 9-ball Championship Challenge event, I followed that by winning the next BWPPA challenge event beating Nick Oliver in the final to win the Southern 9-ball Open challenge event in March 2016. These wins have seen me end the 2016 season ranked #8 in the UK wheelchair pool rankings.

    Visit my website to find out more.

    The aim of this page is to help towards travel & accommodation at tournaments throughout the 2017 season, not only on the BWPPA tour in the UK, but I am also hoping to enter the World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players, which will be held in Finland in August and other international wheelchair pool tournaments I may be eligible to enter.

    In addition to this I will also be competing in the Break Box Pool Series in Barnsley throughout 2017 against the best amateur 9-ball pool players in the UK.

    Due to my disability not only do I have to fund myself when I travel to tournaments. I also need to travel with my PA to help me with getting up in the morning, and getting to bed.

    The "target" is an estimate of how much travel and accommodation will cost me during the 2017 wheelchair pool season

    Thank you

    Matt Lester



    • Matthew Lester3 years ago
      Matthew Lester

      Matthew Lester

      3 years ago

      Happy new year everyone! My crowdfunding page expires in a month, so if anyone wants to add to my pool sponsorship for the upcoming season, or knows of anyone who might be interested, there's not long left. Thanks to everyone who has helped so far it means so much.

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    • Matthew Lester3 years ago
      Matthew Lester

      Matthew Lester

      3 years ago

      New website now live! Massive thanks to Mike and Sian for supporting my crowdfunding campaign, it means so much! If anyone knows of any businesses who may be interested in sponsoring me next season, let me know. Alternatively find out more here

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    • Matthew Lester3 years ago
      Matthew Lester

      Matthew Lester

      3 years ago

      Thanks for supporting my crowdfunding page, it's much appreciated. Back to Stoke Mandeville in 2 weeks for the BWPPA Predator Cues British 9-ball Championship, the last tournament of the season. Hopefully end this season, the way I ended it last year.

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    3 years ago

    Matthew Lester started crowdfunding

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    Page last updated on: 1/18/2017 01.18



    • David Mackay

      David Mackay

      Jan 18, 2017

      Good Luck Pal, hope it all comes together!


    • Anonymous


      Jan 17, 2017


    • BigDave Knight

      BigDave Knight

      Jan 11, 2017

      Gooooooooooooo Destroyer!!!


    • tony southern

      tony southern

      Jan 9, 2017

      good luck pal


    • kam singh

      kam singh

      Jan 8, 2017

      Good luck pal.


    • Phillip Hall

      Phillip Hall

      Dec 16, 2016

      Good luck Matthew! You're an inspiration!


    • Michael Hall

      Michael Hall

      Nov 20, 2016

      Keep on playing!


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    Matthew Lester

    Matthew Lester

    Doncaster, United Kingdom

    Hi I'm Matt, I'm 28 years old from Doncaster South Yorkshire. I have cerebral palsy which affects my left side, and also means I'm unable to walk.

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