MASTERS CHAMPION Shaun Murphy has handed over a cheque for £5,100 to the Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity - £100 of his own money for every century break he made last season.
Murphy, a patron of the charity, enjoyed a successful 2014/15 campaign, winning three titles and finishing runner-up in the World Championship.
The world no.6 has been donating money to the charity for four seasons and has raised over £12,000 so far.
“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 seasons,” Murphy said.
“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 said: “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 his support.”
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.
More information about Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity can be found at www.rmchcharity.org.uk