Unique Snooker Memorabilia To Raise Money For Bluebell Wood

A range of incredible snooker-related items including a drawing by renowned artist Damien Hirst is being auctioned during the Betfair World Championship to raise money for World Snooker’s official charity Bluebell Wood.
The amazing memorabilia has been gathered backstage at snooker’s biggest tournament and is now on offer on an e-bay auction, finishing on Monday May 6 to coincide with the final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
The items, which are now on display in the lower foyer at the Crucible, include:
- A large picture of Ronnie O’Sullivan signed by the Rocket, including a drawing of O’Sullivan by Damien Hirst and the artist’s signature
- A signed photo of O’Sullivan with the 2012 World Championship trophy
- A limited edition oil painting of Steve Davis depicting a moment during 1981 world championship final, signed by Steve
- A signed photo of Jimmy White
- A Mark Selby Cue Craft cue and case and a Jester t-shirt, all signed by Mark
- Peter Ebdon’s signed waistcoat, worn at the Crucible this year
- Judd Trump’s practice balls from the 2012/13 season, signed by Judd
- Five Crucible dressing room door signs from the 2012 World Championship signed by Liang Wenbo, Martin Gould, Shaun Murphy, Jamie Jones and Ronnie O'Sullivan
- Shaun Murphy’s signed cue case from his victorious 2005 World Championship campaign
 To see the auction and make your bid go to www.ebay.co.uk and search for 'World Snooker Auction'
All proceeds will go to Bluebell Wood. The 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.
A spokesman for World Snooker said: “This is an extraordinary collection of snooker items, giving anyone who loves the sport the chance to own a rare piece of memorabilia. The players have been very generous in donating these gifts. We hope fans will dig deep into their pockets to bid for a snooker souvenir and raise money for a fantastic cause.”