Poker table inspired by Still Game up for sale

A STILL GAME-inspired custom poker table is to go up for auction next month to raise money for charity.

Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan have helped insipred a poker table that will be sold to raise money for charity. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

The table was made by McPoker Tables based in Edinburgh, and is being sold by the firm’s owner, Mike McCarron.

Proceeds for the sale will go to TOFS, a charity which supports families of children born with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula - a condition which causes an inability to swallow.

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Mr McCarron, 35, came up with the idea after two customers of his, who later became friends, told him their little girl suffered from the condition.

He said: “They told me there was a charity that was supporting them, so we thought we would raise a bit of money with the table.

Greg Hemphill follows me on Twitter, and we kind of came up with the idea of a Still Game-themed table.

“I had been toying with the idea of making a Still Game table anyway, so I thought I may as well auction it off for charity.”

Mr McCarron added: “This table is going to be a big free standing table, including cup holders, which is a lot more than I would put on the basic tables I also make.

“For the cloth, Greg and myself sat down and came up with the idea that each player position would be a character - when you sit down you can play as Jack, Victor, or even Pete the Jakey if you choose to - although I’m not sure if that will be a popular choice.

“The table is a ten seater, so there will be ten characters in all.

“The names will be on the cloth - which I don’t have back yet, but I’m hoping it will be something really special.

“There is also a wee surprise with the cloth, which I won’t be revealing until the auction probably.”

Mr McCarron, who has also made a custom poker table for Andy Murray after a family member requested it last year, is aiming to have the table finished by the end of the month, auctioning it off in early September.