Snooker star Judd Trump has become an ambassador for Bristol-based charity Jessie May Children’s Hospice At Home.
Trump, currently ranked fourth in the world, is from Bristol and gratefully accepted an invitation to support a local charity.
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 over 100 terminally children throughout the area and a further 40 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.
Jessie May is also World Snooker’s official charity partner for the 2016/17 season and there will be various initiatives at snooker events throughout the season to raise much-needed funds.
Trump, age 27 from Keynsham, has won a host of major titles since turning pro 11 years ago, including the 2011 UK Championship and last season’s China Open.
He said: “With Jessie May’s links to snooker this season, and my roots in Bristol, I had no hesitation in accepting the chance to become an ambassador for the charity. I know they do so much amazing work to care for children and support families in the area. Hopefully snooker fans will get behind the fund-raising activities we have at tournaments this season and raise plenty of money.”
For more about Jessie May visit www.jessiemay.org.uk