Snooker boost for Jessie May

Published on: 30 May 2017

CHILDREN'S charity Jessie May has received £40,000 from title sponsor Betfred, to mark 40 years of snooker in Sheffield.

The Kingswood-based charity, which provides hospice at home care, was chosen as World Snooker’s official charity partner for the 2016/17 season. At the start of the World Championship tournament,  Betfred pledged £200 for every century made during the 17-day event, to be rounded up to £40,000 if the total hit 80 centuries.

When the target was not reached, Betfred boss Fred Done generously rounded up the total anyway.

He said: “The players may not have hit 80 centuries, but the snooker on the 40th anniversary of the Crucible has been magical and so that’s why I’ve decided to donate the £40,000 to Jessie May which does an amazing job and is a very worthy cause.”

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