UK Championship title sponsor Betway will be donating money to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home with every century break made during the tournament which runs from November 23rd to December 6th.
The Betway UK Championship gets underway on Monday, with 128 players battling for the title in the first Triple Crown event of the season.
Every time a century is made, Betway will donate £10 plus a further £10 for every point scored over 100. For example, a break of 139 would mean £400 for Jessie May. The total donation will be up to £10,000.
In addition, if there is a 147 maximum break at any time during the tournament, the £10,000 donation will be triggered immediately.
Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home has been WST’s official charity partner for the past four years. Their nurses provide vital respite and palliative care for terminally ill children, and their families across the South West of England.
Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Jessie May, said: “Christmas is coming and we’re often asked at Jessie May what is the best gift for the children on our caseload. All of our children are very vulnerable. The pandemic has also changed the way we support some of the families as they have chosen to remain in isolation to shield their children at this difficult time.
“The one thing we can offer to those that want it is respite for parents giving them a few hours to themselves or time with siblings knowing that their poorly child is in the safe hands of one of our Nurses. The incredible donation from Betway will enable us to provide more support in the lead up to Christmas.…. which is priceless! From everyone at Jessie May – Thank you so much, you’re amazing!”
Betway Spokesperson Chad Yeomans said: “We are delighted to continue to support this amazing cause. With another stellar line-up, we’re hoping to see century break after century break from the players who will no doubt be buoyed by our donation.”
Ding Junhui will be defending the Betway UK Championship title in Milton Keynes against the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, John Higgins, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby and many more. Live televised Eurosport coverage of the opening round starts on Monday, with BBC coverage to start on November 28th.
To donate £5 to Jessie May, text SNOOKER to 70490 or to find out more about the charity visit www.jessiemay.org.uk