Betway to donate to Jessie May throughout UK Championship
World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn: 'We are thrilled to see Betway once again making this incredible donation to our official charity.'
Title sponsor Betway will once again be making a donation to World Snooker’s official charity, Jessie May Children’s Hospice At Home, throughout the UK Championship.
Betway will donate £10 for each century break, as well as £10 for each point over 100 within the break. (A 132 break, for example, would be a £330 donation.)
Betway will also donate a bonus of £1000 for each maximum break achieved during the event at the York Barbican, which runs from November 28 to December 10.
Last year, Jessie May received £18,280 after a bumper haul of century breaks, including a 147 from Mark Allen which triggered a further £1000 bonus.
"We are thrilled to see Betway once again making this incredible donation to our official charity," said World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn.
"Jessie May is a wonderful cause and every penny donated goes towards the great work they do for children and families in the Bristol area. It’s down to the players now to make centuries and hopefully beat last year’s total."
Betway’s Alan Alger said: "We were delighted to be donating the money to Jessie May – a remarkable organisation that works hard to provide the best possible care for children with life-limiting conditions and much-needed respite for their families.
"Hats off to all of the players that kept racking up the big scores over the last two years. This year we hope for more of the same."
Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home has been World Snooker’s official charity partner since the 2016/17 season and provides a hospice-at-home service for terminally-ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area.
"We are so thrilled that Betway are once again supporting Jessie May in York with donations for century breaks," said Jessie May's corporate partnerships officer Lindsey Horton.
"This incredibly generosity will enable our amazing nurses to support families in their own homes when they are needed the most.
"A huge thank you to Betway from everyone in the Jessie May team - you are making a real difference to real people. We'll be cheering on all of the players and hoping they can beat last year's total."