Last week’s Coral Scottish Open produced 66 century breaks, which means a further £3,300 donated by Coral to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.
Coral, title sponsor of all four Home Nations events, is donating £50 for every century break made to World Snooker’s official charity.
There were 63 tons made at each of the Coral English Open and Coral Northern Ireland Open, and that was surpassed in Glasgow last week, partly thanks to champion Marco Fu who made 11 centuries himself.
The total donation so far this season now stands at £9,600.
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: “This is really a fantastic sum of money and we can’t thank Coral enough for their remarkable generosity. We were cheering every century break because we know how much the money helps us to give support to children and families.”
Simon Clare, Coral PR Director, added: “The Coral Scottish Open was another brilliant tournament with an exceptional standard of play. We were delighted to see the record for the most centuries at a Home Nations event broken and we are thrilled to continue to support Jessie May’s amazing work.”
For more information about Jessie May visit www.jessiemay.org.uk