The Club Camden Haven Snooker club lent their cues to help the Living with Koalas program at their regular Monday night tournament at Laurieton United Services Club.
For every in-off (when the white ball goes into the pocket - and shouldn’t) the player donated a gold coin to Living with Koalas.
The Living with Koalas program aims to help the regeneration and conservation of wild koalas in the Port Macquarie Hastings area.
The program launched on September 7 as part of Threatened Species Day which is the day in 1936 when the Tasmanian Tiger became extinct.
Predictions are the koala will be extinct in the wild within 50 years. They are now on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Vulnerable.
Director of the program and snooker player G Henshaw said it was great the players got behind the idea.
I am so thankful that we aren’t that good as plenty of gold coins were collected,” he said.
The money raised from the snooker event will go towards buying koala food trees including tallowwood and tube stock.
“These will then go to schoolchildren to nurture before planting in areas where koalas need them most,” Mr Henshaw said.
To find out more about the Living with Koalas program visit www.lwk.net.au