Get in the cue to win a prize pastel

Inspector Simon Leake, of South Yorkshire Police
Inspector Simon Leake, of South Yorkshire Police
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The snooker may have concluded for another year yesterday - but there’s still time for fans to keep the excitement going by entering a raffle to win a picture by the championship’s artist-in-residence Tom Walker.

Former world champions Steve Davis and Ken Doherty joined Jane Furness from Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind in Sheffield to show off the picture in the Winter Garden.

The framed artwork is one of 147 snooker related images - of which Steve Davis already owns five.

The pastel on black paper picture was created in 2008 at the time the Large Hadron Collider was switched on and off in quick succession - and shows figures surmounted by snooker balls, the cue ball and the snooker triangle.

Valued at £600, it is currently on display in the window of the Society’s centre on Mappin Street in Sheffield.

Jane said: “We are very grateful to Tom Walker for his generous donation of this fabulous picture, and also very grateful for the support of World Snooker. The money raised will help us to continue our services and support for blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield.

“We were also delighted that Steve Davis and Ken Doherty gave us their time to help to promote the raffle.”

Tickets are £2, and staff from Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind will be drawing the raffle on Thursday, May 16.

Log on to www.srsb.org.uk to buy a ticket, email fundraising@srsb.org.uk, call 0114 272 2757, or visit the centre’s base in person.