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Coral Raise £3,150 For Jessie May

Liang Wenbo made five centuries during the tournament, more than any other player

Liang Wenbo made five centuries during the tournament, more than any other player

English Open title sponsor Coral has raised £3,150 for Jessie May Children’s Hospice At Home.

Coral pledged to donate £50 for every century break made during the English Open in Manchester and there were 63 tons made over the seven days of the world ranking event.

Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, based in Bristol, has become World Snooker’s official charity partner for the 2016/17 season. Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area.

Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer for Jessie May, said: “We are so grateful to Coral for their generous donation to Jessie May, and to all the players for making so many century breaks. What a fantastic start to the Home Nations series!”

Simon Clare, Coral PR Director, added: “We are delighted that we were able to support such a worthy charity with such a fun mechanic, and thanks to the quality of snooker at the Coral English Open, over sixty centuries were scored, we are thrilled to be handing over a cheque for £3,150.”

For more information about Jessie May visit www.jessiemay.org.uk