Snooker star Mark Selby took a break from the World Championships in Sheffield to visit youngsters in a hospice.
The green baize ace, who has reached the semi-final of this year’s tournament at the Crucible theatre, signed autographs and chatted to children and staff at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, North Anston, Rotherham.
The 30-year-old said: “It was a privilege to meet the children and staff who all do such a fantastic job.
“I’d encourage everyone to support such a fantastic charity.”
Bluebell Wood is the Championships’ official charity for the second year running.
Julie Hampson, corporate fundraiser, said: “It’s a busy time for Mark, so we appreciate him coming to see us. I’d like to say thank you for all the support we receive from the players throughout the tournament and to World Snooker.”