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A WHEELCHAIR laser tag tournament that is raising money for charity has suffered a blow as its catering company has pulled out at the last minute.

Now the organiser and inventor of the sport, Gary Byrne, from Gosport, is appealing for help.

The tournament is being held at Fareham Leisure Centre on Saturday, January 18 and is raising money to support Richard Hunt, from Fareham, with his round-Britain kayak in aid of Blesma.

Blesma helps ex-servicemen and women, like Richard, who have lost limbs during military service.

This will be the largest-ever wheelchair tournament. They are hoping to provide a buffet for the 180 people expected to take part.

Mr Byrne said: ‘We’ve been let down by the company that were going to supply the buffet, a caterer has said they will provide us with the food for £1,500, that’s an awful lot of money, which we can’t afford.

‘The company has had a crisis, it’s one of those things, but we would appreciate any help anybody could give us, however small.’

If you can help contact or call 07533 434203.