The 2021/22 Cazoo Century Initiative has reached its incredible target of £25,000 this week, with the final donation to be made to WST’s official charity partner, Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.
Starting last year, the initiative has seen every century break made at Cazoo-sponsored snooker events adding £100 to the tally donated to Jessie May, a Bristol-based charity providing nursing care at home for children and young people with life limiting conditions who are not expected to live beyond the age of 19.
Going into this week’s Cazoo Tour Championship in Llandudno, the total stood at £24,500. And the fifth century of the tournament, made by Neil Robertson in the fifth frame of his match against Mark Allen, brought up the £25,000 target.
Alex Chesterman, CEO & Founder of Cazoo, said: “We’re proud to support the Jessie May charity and the incredible work they do through various Cazoo sponsored snooker events. Thanks to the players we have seen 250 century breaks since the start of the initiative, which has helped us hit our £25,000 goal.”
Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Jessie May, said: “We are just amazed to hear the news that we have hit the £25,000 mark through the Cazoo Century Initiative. This phenomenal amount is a testament to how well everyone has played this season, and the incredible generosity from the team at Cazoo. There are no words to express just how much this means, so instead we’d like to share the impact that donation will have.
“Thanks to Cazoo we will be able to provide over 360 hours of specialist Jessie May nursing support to children, and their families, with a life-shortening condition. This means we can provide a visit to EVERY child and family that we currently support – and that is truly priceless. Thank you so much to the players, WST and of course Cazoo.”
To find out more about Jessie May, visit jessiemay.org.uk.