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Betfred Donate Cash For Centuries To Jessie May

Snooker’s Betfred World Championship starts on Saturday and title sponsor Betfred will be donating £200 for every century break made to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.

The tournament at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield runs for 17 days, with 32 of the world’s best players competing for the famous trophy.

Every break of 100 or over will mean £200 for Jessie May, which is World Snooker’s official charity. And if the century count reaches 75, the donation will be rounded up to a massive £25,000.

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “We’re delighted to make this donation to a fantastic cause in Jessie May. It’s going to be a fabulous 17 days of action at the Crucible and I can’t wait for it to start. Hopefully the players will be knocking in the centuries and I’d love to see the target of 75 reached.”

Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Jessie May, added: “We can’t thank Betfred enough for their generosity and support. Impressive century breaks from the snooker players equals essential breaks for our families and we have our fingers crossed for a fantastic tournament. We can’t wait for the Betfred World Championship to start, see you soon Sheffield!”

Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, based in Bristol, provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area.

For more information about Jessie May visit www.jessiemay.org.uk