Snooker’s Betway UK Championship gets underway today in York and title sponsor Betway will again be making a donation to World Snooker’s official charity Jessie May Children’s Hospice At Home.
Betway will donate £10 for each century break as well as £10 for each point over 100 within the break, for example a 132 break would be a £330 donation. The tournament sponsor will also donate a bonus of £1000 for each maximum break achieved during the fortnight.
The event at the York Barbican runs from November 28 to December 10, with 128 players including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, Neil Robertson and defending champion Mark Selby competing for the famous Triple Crown title.
Last year, Jessie May received £18,280 after a bumper haul of century breaks, including a 147 from Mark Allen which triggered a further £1000 bonus.
Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled to see Betway once again making this incredible donation to our official charity. Jessie May is a wonderful cause and every penny donated goes towards the great work they do for children and families in the Bristol area. It’s down to the players now to make centuries and hopefully beat last year’s total.”
Betway’s Alan Alger said: “We were delighted to be donating the money to Jessie May – a remarkable organisation that works hard to provide the best possible care for children with life limiting conditions and much needed respite for their families.
“Hats off to all of the players that kept racking up the big scores over the last two years. This year we hope for more of the same.”
Jessie May’s Corporate Partnerships Officer Lindsey Horton added: “We are so thrilled that Betway are once again supporting Jessie May in York with donations for century breaks. This incredibly generosity will enable our amazing nurses to support families in their own homes when they are needed the most. A huge thank you to Betway from everyone in the Jessie May team, you are making a real difference to real people. We’ll be cheering on all of the players and hoping they can beat last year’s total.”
Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, based in Bristol, has been World Snooker’s official charity partner since 2016. Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area.