Children’s hospice Bluebell Wood is getting a fundraising boost - all down to the world snooker championships in Sheffield.
Tournament venue the Crucible is hosting a Ladies’ Day tomorrow for the second year running, with donations being collected for the hospice in North Anston.
Meanwhile Dafabet, sponsor of the 2014 World Championship, is donating £100 to the charity for every century made during the tournament’s final stages.
Bluebell Wood is the official charity of World Snooker, and the sporting organisation’s chairman Barry Hearn said the sponsor’s donation was a ‘fantastic gesture’.
The Ladies’ Day initiative was introduced last year with the aim of getting more women involved in snooker as fans, players and officials.
Coffee and cake packages will be sold at the Crucible for £2.50, with £1 from every sale going to the hospice in Sheffield.
There will be free coaching for women in the Winter Garden, with nine-time ladies’ champion Reanne Evans making an appearance.
And all fans are encouraged to wear something purple - matching Bluebell Wood’s logo - in support.