Northern Ireland Open title sponsor Coral will once again donate £50 to Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home for every century break made during the seven days of this week’s tournament.
The event runs until Sunday at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, featuring top stars including Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins. It’s the second event in the Coral Home Nations series.
The first was the Coral English Open in Manchester last month, where 63 centuries were made, raising a fantastic sum of £3,150.
Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, based in Bristol, has become World Snooker’s official charity partner for the 2016/17 season. Jessie May provides a hospice at home service for terminally ill children, offering care to families in the Bristol area.
Lindsey Horton, Corporate Partnerships Officer for Jessie May, said: “We are delighted to receive this tremendously generous support from Coral. Every pound we receive is vital in the work we do supporting children and families in our area.”
Simon Clare, Coral PR Director, added: “We are pleased to help such a brilliant charity in Jessie May. The total of 63 centuries in Manchester was impressive, but we want to see that beaten this week so it’s over to the players to get break-building!”
For more information about Jessie May visit www.jessiemay.org.uk