Bluebell Wood set to pocket snooker cash

Barry Hearn
Barry Hearn

A snooker tournament to be held in Doncaster next month will pocket cash for a children’s hospice.

The European Tour event at The Dome from August 15-17 will be named the Bluebell Wood Open, in recognition of World Snooker’s official charity. Bluebell Wood Hospice near Dinnington offers care and support to children and young people with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at the hospice across the region and there will be fund-raising activities during the three-day tournament.

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn said: “Given the proximity of Doncaster to Sheffield, we felt it would be appropriate to name this tournament after Bluebell Wood. Hopefully this will generate awareness and much-needed funds for the hospice.”

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