Murphy Donates To RMCH

Shaun Murphy

A nice story today as former world champion Shaun Murphy took time out earlier this week to present a cheque to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for £4,100, representing £100 for each of the 41 century breaks that he made during the 2013/14 season.

Click below for the full story, while you can also click here to view the latest tally for this season, Shaun currently up to seven as he bids to raise yet more money for the RMCH…

On Wednesday 12th November World Champion Snooker Player Shaun visited Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to present a cheque for an amazing £4,100, a sum he has raised by donating £100 every time he makes a break of 100 or more in a competitive match.

Running from the 2013- 2014 World Championships at the Crucible, Sheffield, this is the third season which Shaun has raised funds for RMCH Charity. ‘The Magician’ as he is known to many of his fans has raised over £7,000 to date. Shaun, 32, 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.

Taking a tour of the recently redeveloped radiology department, Shaun was greatly impressed by its transformation into a space themed unit, creating a much more child –friendly environment.

Shaun, who recently won the Bulgarian Open, 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, added:

“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.”

Shaun is currently preparing for the UK Championships in York starting later this 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 please visit