Pool champ helps pocket money

A CHARITY has pocketed a healthy sum after a former world champion pool player took to the table in Ipswich.

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A CHARITY has pocketed a healthy sum after a former world champion pool player took to the table in Ipswich.

Challengers paid a £3 donation to take on Carl “Houdini” Morris, the 1998/99 eight-ball champion, at the Buttermarket shopping centre.

The cash raised will go to the Hearing Care Centre in Ipswich.

Mr Morris was joined by fellow professional Richard Twomey, an England under-21 international from Suffolk.

Around 70 shoppers took on the pros, with only three managing to secure victories.

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Mr Morris, who has hearing difficulties, said: “This is an opportunity for me to give something back.”