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 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 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



Pic: Neil Robertson and Julie Hampson with two-year-old Callum Edwards.