Snooker star Mark Selby put smiles on the faces youngsters at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice on Monday when he took a break from the Dafabet World Championship at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield to pay a visit.
Photo: Jacob Soar (left), Mark Selby, and Theo Singheyely, (right) with staff from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
The green baize ace, who is playing Alan McManus in the quarter-finals today, happily signed autographs and chatted to children and staff at South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice.
Bluebell Wood is the official charity of World Snooker for the second year running, and is proud of its association with such a prestigious event.
Selby said: “It was a privilege to come to Bluebell Wood and meet the children and staff who all do such a fantastic job. I’d encourage everyone to support such a fantastic charity.”
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy. It give families the gift of time with their children to laugh, love and create unforgettable memories.
Julie Hampson, corporate fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield, said: “We were very excited that Mark came to visit and the children were very pleased to meet him. It’s a really busy time for Mark, so we really appreciate him coming to see us. I’d like to say a big thank you for all the support we receive from the players throughout the tournament and to World Snooker.”