UK Championship title sponsor Betway has pledged to donate £10,000 to World Snooker’s official charity Jessie May Children’s Hospice At Home – if there are 100 century breaks made during the tournament.
The donation will also be triggered if there is a maximum 147 break made during the 12-day tournament at the York Barbican which starts today (Tuesday).
Last year, Betway made the same pledge and there were a record 137 centuries.
The Betway UK Championship runs from November 26 to December 8, with the best 128 players in the world battling for the title at the first Triple Crown event of the season.
Since 2015, Betway has donated a total of £58,788 to World Snooker’s charity partners.
Alan Alger, Head of Corporate Communications and PR, said: “Once again we are very pleased to make a donation to this extremely worthy cause. We hope the players will be in the same fantastic form they were in last year to enable us to make our donation in record time.”
Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer for Jessie May, added: “We don’t know how to thank Betway enough for this incredible gesture, and we have our fingers crossed that the players will do us proud and hit 100 century breaks. £10,000 would mean the world to us, and enables us to give the gift of extra respite visits to our children and their families this Christmas – bring on the centuries!”
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 on Jessie May see www.jessiemay.org.uk