June 21, 2012, 7:49 pm
Snooker star Shaun Murphy will step up his commitment to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity (RMCH Charity) when the new season starts next week at the Wuxi Classic in China.
Shaun, who lives in Sale on the edge of Manchester, signed up as a Patron for the charity in the spring. His opening initiative to give a £100 donation to RMCH Charity for any century break that he made at the World Championship.
With £200 raised in Sheffield, Shaun has generously agreed to extend the arrangement for EVERY century break he makes in all tournament matches for the rest of 2012.
He said: "I am very proud to be associated with the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity - it is such a worthwhile cause.
"I've got two ranking events coming up in the next three weeks - one on China and one in Australia. I'm keen to get my season off to a flying start and, hopefully, I can win a few matches and make a couple or so centuries along the way to raise some money for the RMCH Charity.
Shaun, a former winner of the Wuxi Classic, starts his challenge next Wednesday with a match against either former World champion Ken Doherty or a wildcard entry.
In being a Patron for the RMCH Charity, Shaun hopes to help to raise awareness of itand lend a hand with fundraising so that the charity can continue to support excellence in treatment care and research and help to make a difference to the 200,000 children who visit the hospital each year.
For further information on the charity please visit http://www.rmchcharity.org.uk/
Shaun that's a wonderful pledge, very generous. Really hope all goes well in the next few weeks, but you're going to miss the climax of the Euros! Good luck. By the way do you have an official Facebook page?