World Grand Prix title sponsor Ladbrokes will make a tremendous donation of £2,500 to Jessie May Children’s Hospice At Home thanks to the century breaks made during last week’s tournament.
Ladbrokes pledged to donate £100 for every ton made during the seven days at the Guild Hall in Preston, and there were 25 made. Champion Barry Hawkins, who beat Ryan Day 10-7 in the final, made seven centuries including five in the final.
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: “We are so grateful to Ladbrokes for their generous donation. £2,500 will mean ten of the families we support will get a respite visit courtesy of Ladbrokes, which is fantastic! Thank you from everyone at Jessie May.”
Adrian Osman from the Ladbrokes Coral Group said: “It was another fantastic tournament and The Hawk certainly played his part in the final to add to those century breaks, on behalf of the Ladbrokes Coral Group we are delighted to be adding £2,500 to a very worthwhile charity.”
For more information about Jessie May visit www.jessiemay.org.uk