Snooker Shaun’s success cues generous donation
Friday 25th September World No.6 snooker star Shaun
Murphy visited Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to present a
cheque for £5,100.
Charity patron Shaun is a regular visitor to the hospital,
donating £100 every time he makes a break of 100 or more in a
competitive match. His latest donation covers the number of
centuries that he made during a successful 2014-15 season that saw
him land three titles.
His most prestigious success came in January this year when he
landed the Masters title at Alexandra Palace. In doing so, he
became only the 10th player in history to capture's
snooker's coveted Triple Crown - the World Championship, UK
Championship and Masters. The latest victory saw him proudly
wearing the Charity's logo on his waistcoat.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the Charity was mascot,
Humphrey bear. Shaun was excited to hear all about the Charity's
new fundraising appeal which launched earlier this week. The
Helipad Appeal aims to raise £3.9 million to build a designated
helicopter landing pad on location at the central Manchester site.
This is the fourth season which Shaun has raised funds for Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital, the largest children's hospital in
'The Magician', as he is known to many of his fans, has now
raised over £12,000 with his '£100 per 100-break' initiative.
Shaun, 33, is a long-time supporter of Royal Manchester Children's
Hospital, first becoming involved with the charity as a result of
on-going treatment for his second cousin Maisie.
Shaun, who has just returned from Shanghai said:
"Last season was a memorable one in many ways for me, not least
because I made 51 centuries - the most I have recorded during a
one-year schedule. That was satisfying as it means I have been able
to raise more money for RMCH Charity than in any of our previous
"That said, I am more determined than ever to keep raising the
bar and smash that 'PB' of 51 centuries over the coming nine
months. That will mean I have enjoyed success on the table and
ensure that more funds can be raised for RMCH Charity.
"It is a charity that will always matter to me and I remain so
impressed by the amazing work that it continues to do in and around
the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital."
Sarah Naismith, Head of Charities, at Royal Manchester
Children's Hospital added:
"We are so proud to call Shaun a patron of our Charity; his
continued generosity helps us in making it better for every child,
every day. Our supporters love seeing Shaun in the spotlight,
wearing Humphrey upon his waistcoat. We cannot thank him enough for