Betfred makes significant donation to charity2017-05-24 10:20:34
Local children’s charity Jessie May has received a donation of £40,000 from World Championship title sponsor Betfred, to mark 40 years of snooker at the Crucible.
Jessie May, which provides hospice at home care for terminally ill children in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, was chosen as World Snooker’s official charity partner for the 2016/17 season.
At the beginning of the World Championship tournament, held in Sheffield, Betfred pledged a donation of £200 for every century made during the 17-day event, to be rounded-up to £40,000 if the total hit 80 centuries. Although the target of 80 centuries wasn’t reached, Betfred head Fred Done generously rounded up the total anyway.
“The players may not have hit 80 centuries, but the snooker on the 40th anniversary of the Crucible has been magical and so that’s why I’ve decided to donate the £40,000 to Jessie May which does an amazing job and is a very worthy cause.” said Fred.