Snooker legends will be visiting Bristol this summer to raise money for local children’s hospice at home charity Jessie May. World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn and six-time World Champion Steve Davis will be hosting an event at Ashton Gate Stadium on 1st June, with former England, Bristol, and Bath rugby star Mark Regan kicking off what promises to be a fantastic evening.
World Snooker have been supporting Jessie May throughout the 2016/17 season. They will be raising money at the annual World Snooker Awards, as well as via player fines arising from disciplinary action and generous donations from tournament sponsors.
Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. The charity is currently caring for 127 terminally ill children throughout the area and a further 41 bereaved families. Jessie May Nurses provide respite care, end of life care, emotional support and bereavement support directly into the family home, completely free of charge.
Barry Hearn, World Snooker Chairman said: “This is going to be a really fun evening and I can promise you a lot of great stories from the many years that Steve and I have spent in snooker and the sporting world. It’s an event not to be missed. We’re delighted to be supporting Jessie May this year and I hope local people will join us by coming along.”
Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Jessie May, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Barry and Steve to Bristol for what we know will be a wonderful event. The support from World Snooker this season has been amazing and will allow us to continue our vital work with families in the local area.”
Tables are available now at £500 per table of 10, including a welcome drink and three course meal. The audience will be treated to snooker and sporting anecdotes and will find out how Barry Hearn has built Matchroom Sport into the global success that it is today. There will be a chance to participate in an auction and raffle for exclusive sports memorabilia, with all funds raised going to Jessie May. Visit http://www.jessiemay.org.uk/eveningwith/ or call 0117 9582174 to book your place.