No Surrender and William Hill in Charity Tourney.

No Surrender and William Hill in Charity Tourney.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Pancreatic cancer charity No Surrender and UK bookies and poker room William Hill have teamed up in a bid to host the UK’s largest ever poker tournament. With $30,000 and a $10,000 Las Vegas package up for grabs too it’s well worth playing.

The charity hopes to get over 1,000 players for the tournament which will raise awareness and money for a great cause. The online poker event costs $30 to enter with optional $20 re buys, and expects to have in excess of $30,000 in the total prize fund plus a headline prize for two people, to fly Club World with BA to Las Vegas and relax with a 4 night stay at the legendary Bellagio Hotel.

“We are always looking for new ways to raise funds and keep within the spirit of the No Surrender Trust, which ultimately is to do it having fun!” said Marc Maley, Trustee of the charity. “Jason would have loved this event. As a city trader before he contracted Pancreatic cancer, he was hugely competitive and loved synergy between the city and a game like poker.”

The No Surrender Charitable Trust was set up by Jason Boas in 2007 who at only 33 was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has since raised an overwhelming £150,000. Despite his situation Jason succeeded in his vision and the No Surrender website continues to bring together young adults to support each other through the emotional distress and upheaval that a life threatening illness brings. A Fellowship in Jason's name researching cures for pancreatic cancer in partnership with University College Hospital London has also been setup.

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