Coral will generously donate £100 to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home for every century break made during all three events of the 2019 Coral Snooker Series.
The first event in the series, the Coral World Grand Prix, took place in Cheltenham last month. There were 25 centuries, so the Coral Series Charity Donation currently stands at £2,500.
This week (March 4 to 10) the Guild Hall in Preston stages the Coral Players Championship, with an elite field of 16 players including defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, John Higgins and Mark Williams.
Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area
Then the final event in the series is the Coral Tour Championship in Llandudno (March 19-24) to be contested by the top eight players on the one-year ranking list.
After that the overall Coral Series Charity Donation will be made to Jessie May. Based in Bristol, Jessie May has been World Snooker’s official charity since 2016. It provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area.
Bristol’s Judd Trump, who is an ambassador for Jessie May, won the Coral World Grand Prix by beating Ali Carter in the final. He is now the front runner to win the inaugural Coral Cup, which will be awarded to the player who earns the most money across the series.
Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer for Jessie May, said: “We are truly amazed by Coral’s generosity and the support they are giving to our incredible Nurses. We were delighted that some of our families were able to make their way to Cheltenham to be involved in the action and all our families have their fingers crossed and are at home cheering the players on in Preston and Llandudno for as many century breaks as possible. Thank you so much, it means the world to us!”
Coral’s John Hill added: “We are thrilled to support Jessie May’s Children Hospice once again this week at the Coral Players Championship in Preston as it is a charity which does fantastic work for children and their families.
“Let’s hope the 16 players bring their best snooker and there are lots of century breaks so we add to the 25 which were recorded in Cheltenham at the Coral World Grand Prix.”
For more information about Jessie May visit www.jessiemay.org.uk