SHAUN MURPHY has handed over a personal donation of £4,100 to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Murphy, the 2005 world champion, donates £100 to the charity for every century break he makes each season. He compiled 41 during the 2013/14 campaign.

He said: “I love having an association with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity – it is a privilege to be an ambassador. I look forward to hopefully raising more funds for the charity this season.”

Hannah Thomas, Events and PR Manager for RMCH Charity, said: "We were delighted by Shaun’s visit today and by his wonderful ongoing support of the charity. For someone with such a demanding schedule to give us so much of their time really is testament to Shaun’s generosity and we wish him every success in his upcoming championships.”

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity is raising money to ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at the hospital – improving the lives of thousands of children each year across the North West and beyond.

The support of the Charity means that the hospital can provide additional resources that make life easier for patients and their families who use the hospital.

The charity has three main areas of work:

-          to support research projects to improve our understanding of children’s illnesses

-          to help to create an environment that’s more child-friendly

-          to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment.

For more information about Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, visit