Bluebell Wood
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield is World Snooker's official charity for 2013/14.

 

William Hill Donate To Bluebell Wood Thanks To Snooker Centuries

William Hill, title sponsor of snooker's williamhill.com UK Championship, have made a donation of £10,880 to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield.

World number one Neil Robertson, who won the tournament by beating Mark Selby in the final, visited the hospice on Thursday to present the cheque and meet children.

Throughout the 13 days of the williamhill.com UK Championship in York, a donation of £128 was made for every century break made by any of the 128 players competing in the tournament. There were 85 centuries so the total came to £10,880.

 

William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly said: "The players did fantastically well over the tournament to rack up so many centuries during the UK Championship and as a result, a wonderful cause like Bluebell Wood can benefit."


Julie Hampson, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice said: "It was fabulous to have Neil Robertson visit us today after his recent win at the UK Championship and present us with a cheque for such a staggering amount from the century breaks sponsored by William Hill.

"The support we've received from World Snooker and William Hill for the last two years is incredible and means we are able to offer our support to more local children with a shortened life expectancy and their families."

Robertson added: "It's a real eye-opener to come to Bluebell Wood and see how much hard work they do to help children and their families. It's a fantastic donation from William Hill and great that snooker can do what it can to help."

Bluebell Wood is World Snooker's official charity for the 2013/14 season. The hospice in North Anston offers care and support to children and young people with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice. It provides support to children and their families throughout South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.

To find out more about Bluebell Wood and to make a donation visit www.bluebellwood.org

 

 

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Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield will remain as World Snooker's official charity partner for a second season.

After a successful year of raising funds for the hospice in 2012/13, World Snooker has decided to work with Bluebell Wood again throughout the 2013/14 season.

The hospice in North Anston offers care and support to children and young people with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice. It provides support to children and their families throughout South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.

A total of £75,724 has already been raised, with initiatives including:

Bucket collections at World Snooker tournaments

An auction of rare snooker memorabilia during the World Championship

Money raised during the World Snooker Awards night

Williamhill.com, World Snooker and WPBSA donated 'cash for centuries' at the UK Championship and Masters

Funds from player fines were donated to Bluebell Wood

There will be more initiatives in the coming months including an Evening With Steve Davis and Barry Hearn in Sheffield on November 21 - for details CLICK HERE

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: "We have really enjoyed working with the Bluebell Wood team and we are delighted with the amount of money raised so far. But having seen the facility at first hand we realise what a monumental job they have on their hands, which is why we are determined to do all we can again in the coming season.

"It costs over £3 million a year to provide that service and they receive less than 5% statutory funding. The children and families there need our help and I'd urge everyone to dig deep and be generous to those who are not as fortunate as we are."

Claire Rintoul, Chief Executive at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen again. The money that was raised for us last year through World Snooker has been a fantastic boost to our work. We're also grateful that this partnership has helped us tell so many more people about what we do and the support that we can offer children and families through some very difficult times.. The children here loved meeting the snooker players, and we were touched by their very genuine interest."

To find out more about Bluebell Wood and to make a donation visit www.bluebellwood.org

  

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Snooker stars visit children's hospice

 

World class snooker players Barry Hawkins and Mark Davis took time off from the World Snooker Championship to visit local children's hospice, Bluebell Wood.

 

The North Anston based hospice looks after children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy and is the official charity of World Snooker for the 2012-13 season. The partnership has already raised over £50,000 for the hospice with lots more initiatives planned including an 'Evening with Barry Hearn and Steve Davis' which will take place on 21 November at the Mercure St. Paul's Hotel, Sheffield.

 

Mark Davis, who scored a sensational win over four-time champion John Higgins at the Crucible earlier in the week, said: "It was a great experience to meet some of the children at Bluebell Wood and see the incredible work that is done at the hospice."

 

Davis ran a half marathon last year to raise money for a similar facility in Sussex and he added: "These hospices need money to care for the children and I hope people will do whatever they can to help. World Snooker have got a lot going on at the Crucible to help out including bucket collections and a memorabilia auction so the message to everyone is dig deep!"

 

Barry Hawkins, who faces world number one Mark Selby in the second round, added: "It was a real eye opener to visit Bluebell Wood. Snooker is just a game and we shouldn't take it too seriously, and when you've got healthy kids of your own, it makes you realise how lucky you are. I just hope we can raise as much money as possible and help where we can."

 

Claire Rintoul, Chief Executive of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice said: "It was fabulous for some of our children to meet Barry and Mark today, they were all thrilled to see them and had such a great time.

 

"We've been so honoured to receive the support of World Snooker, the money they've raised so far is incredible and visits like this are just the icing on the cake."

  

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UK Championship sponsor williamhill.com made a fantastic donation of 8,250 pounds to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

 

At the start of the tournament, williamhill.com pledged to donate £250 for every century break. And the players did their part with 33 tons over the nine days.

 

That added up to £8,250 for Bluebell Wood, which is World Snooker's official charity this season. For more information on the charity, see www.bluebellwood.org

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Sheffield Park Academy performed their song 'Stand Together' at the York Barbican today just before the start of the williamhill.com UK Championship final.

 

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE HERE

 

The song was written by the school's music teacher Mr Rowe and features former pupil Sara Cheesman on lead vocals - with backing vocals provided by students from Year 7 and Year 8. It is available now on itunes to raise money for World Snooker's official charity Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. For more information and to download it CLICK HERE

 

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Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield is World Snooker's official charity for 2012/13.

 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

 

When hearing the news about the partnership Sarah Champion Chief Executive of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice said: "We are so proud that World Snooker have decided to support Bluebell Wood. It is an incredible honour to be chosen. It is only through the support of organisations such as World Snooker that we can continue giving the vital support to children in our region who will not reach adulthood."

 

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice cares for children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy. Bluebell Wood is one of only 40 children's hospices in the UK, and covers a large area including all of South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.

 

Caring for a child with a shortened life expectancy can be an exhausting, 24 hours a day, 7 day a week job for families, as these children have very complex medical needs.

 

Bluebell Wood offers planned periods of respite allowing children to enjoy a range of stimulating activities whilst getting the one to one medical care they need. The hospice also offers emergency care, and end of life care allowing parents to spend their last days with their child in a safe, secure and often familiar non-hospital environment.

 

The support offered to children by Bluebell Wood is invaluable. It costs £3 million each year to provide this care and the hospice receives no statutory government funding. It is only thanks to public support that we can continue to help as many children as we do.

 

Bluebell Wood is a place filled with laughter and love. We give families the chance to relax, take a break and have fun, and we help support the whole family.
For further information about Bluebell Wood please visit our website www.bluebellwood.org

 

If you would like to be involved in our partnership with World Snooker or maybe with your club or place of work then please contact Caroline Artschan on 01909 517363.