World Championship sponsor Betfred has offered a cheque for £25,000 to WST’s official charity Jessie Might Kids’s Hospice at Dwelling, following a barrage of century breaks within the match on the Crucible.
Earlier than the match began, Betfred pledged £200 for each century break, to be rounded as much as £25,000 if the ton tally reached 80. Amazingly, that focus on was hit with seven days of the occasion nonetheless to be performed, when Mark Williams made the eightieth.
Mark Pearson of Betfred presents the cheque to Barry Hearn
The huge £25,000 donation will assist pay for the unimaginable work executed by the charity, which gives a hospice at house service for terminally ailing youngsters, providing care to households within the South West space. For extra details about Jessie Might go to www.jessiemay.org.uk
Chris Roys, Chief Government Officer of Jessie Might, stated: “We’ve stated it time and time once more, however there simply are not any phrases that may actually clarify what this implies to everybody right here at Jessie Might, and the households we assist.
“We’re coming as much as our twenty fifth Anniversary, and so this £25,000 donation has an much more particular that means to us. Thanks a lot to Betfred for his or her phenomenal generosity this yr, World Snooker Tour for his or her continued assist on this, our fifth yr, and naturally to the gamers whose fantastic type has triggered this unimaginable reward.”
WST Chairman Barry Hearn OBE accepted the cheque on behalf of Jessie Might on the Crucible on Saturday. He stated: “It is a remarkably beneficiant donation from Betfred and my honest gratitude goes to Fred Completed and his incredible group. I understand how tough it has been for Jessie Might to maintain their fund-raising going over the previous yr in these difficult instances and I’ve been amazed by the dedication they’ve proven to keep up assist for the various youngsters and households who depend on their care. This donation will give them an enormous enhance.
“Congratulations to the gamers for his or her abilities on the desk, we’re effectively on the right track for a report variety of centuries.”