Kudos to online poker website PKR.com, which this week continued the tradition of gamblers supporting charities with a star-studded poker tournament in the UK.
Celebrities and poker stars alike turned out for the ninth annual Omar Sharif One to One PKR poker tournament over the weekend, which was won by comedian Norman Pace’s wife Beverley.
Actor and pro poker player, Michael Greco finished second, and actor Dexter Fletcher took third.
The poker ace contingent included Roland de Wolfe, Donnacha O’Dea and Kara Scott.
The buy-in of GBP 365 for the event included a champagne reception and represented the cost of sponsoring a child for one year at GBP 1 per day. GBP 100 000 was raised by the tournament and auction, enabling the One to One Children’s Fund to help over a thousand children and their families affected by HIV/AIDs in Africa.