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World snooker’s finest help Woodford Green hospice with century breaks

PUBLISHED: 14:12 02 May 2012

Ronnie O'Sullivan, pictured here at The Masters 2012, is one player to have scored a century break at the World Championships which will benefit charity Haven House

Ronnie O'Sullivan, pictured here at The Masters 2012, is one player to have scored a century break at the World Championships which will benefit charity Haven House

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A Woodford Green charity will be hoping more century breaks at the World Snooker Championship could lead to a £25,000 bonanza.

Betfred, the betting company which sponsors the tournament, has pledged £200 to Haven House Children’s Hospice in High Road each time a player gets past the 100 mark in Sheffield.

The charity, which helps children with life-limiting conditions, is already in line to get £11,600 after 58 century breaks.

And it could get even better if there are a flurry of centuries as the tournament reaches its conclusion over the bank holiday weekend.

Fred Done, Betfred’s chief executive, said: “If the players hit more than 75 centuries I will round this up to £25,000.”

Mike Palfreman, Haven House’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted that Betfred has chosen to support us in this way.

“The funds will help us to make a real difference to the life-limited children and their families that we support in the local area.”

Haven House is World Snooker’s official charity for this season.

The championship ends on Monday.


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