Celebrity Snooker player Willie Thorne guested and acted as a auctioneer in support to Molly Olly’s Wishes. Where Willie Thorne shared stories of his career past and present, took pictures and answered questions from the guest. It was a wonderful evening with Reuben Lynch as our toast master, a three course meal, live sitar and bhandgra music and auction which raised over £1000.
Willie Thorne is a colourful and well respected character in the snooker world, renowned for his good sense of humour. Thorne raised to fame in 1970 after becoming the UK’s Under16s champion. He went on to win the Mercantile Credit Classic in 1985, and in the same year reached the final of the UK championship against Steve Davis. Reached the quarter finals of the World Snooker Championship in 1982 and 1985, ranking No.7 in the snooker world peaked in 1980s. He is currently a popular snooker commentator on both Sky TV and BBC.