Game supports hospice again

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Sheffield’s Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is to remain as World Snooker’s official charity partner for a second season.

After a successful year of raising funds for the hospice in 2012-13, World Snooker has decided to work with Bluebell Wood again throughout the 2013-14 season.

The hospice, based in North Anston, offers care and support to children and young people with a shortened life expectancy.

It also provides support to children and their families throughout South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.

A total of £75,724 has already been raised through initiatives including a ‘cash for centuries’ scheme at the UK Championship and Masters, an auction of snooker memorabilia during the World Championship and bucket collections

And, to boost the fundraising effort further, there will be an Evening With Steve Davis and Barry Hearn in November, with proceeds going to the charity.

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn said: “We have really enjoyed working with the Bluebell Wood team and we are delighted with the amount of money raised so far.”

Claire Rintoul, chief executive at Bluebell Wood, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen again. The money that was raised for us last year through World Snooker has been a fantastic boost to our work.”