Thursday, 23 May 2024
Thursday, 23 May 2024

Jessie May announces two new ambassadors

WORLD Snooker are long-standing supporters of Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, helping to promote the significant work of the charity.

Jessie May is the charity partner of World Snooker. As a development of this relationship, two key snooker players are incredibly proud to be announced as ambassadors for the charity that provides exceptional palliative care and support to children with life-limiting conditions.

Jamie Jones is a professional snooker player from Neath in Wales. He was the youngest ever player to make a 147 break at an official event, aged only fourteen in 2002. This massive success at a young age makes the work of Jessie May all the more important to Jones, as he knows so many children with life-limiting illnesses are experiencing the unthinkable.

Jamie Jones said:

“I feel very honoured to be asked to be an Ambassador for such an amazing charity. I’ve known about Jessie May for a few years but since running the London Marathon in aid of Jessie May in 2022, I have found out more about them and I am blown away by the amazing work that they do.”

Kyren Wilson is a snooker player who has five major ranking titles to his name. He shares two young sons with his wife, Sophie, and his role as a father is the most important to him. Wilson has shared firsthand how important his relationship with his parents was, stating his father as being an inspiration to him as he supported his son’s aspiring career whilst battling multiple sclerosis. Therefore, Kyren knows how important it is for parents to be given the opportunity to support their children even in their final moments.

Kyren Wilson said:

“I’m absolutely honoured to be asked to be an Ambassador for Jessie May. It’s a charity that I have followed closely with them working with World Snooker for many years and, being a Dad myself, I can’t imagine what these strong families have to go through and I will do my best to help.”

Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home supports families who have a child with a life-limiting illness. A team of dedicated nurses provides palliative care throughout a child’s life, extending their support to provide bereavement care for families following the death of a child.

Both Jamie and Kyren are in awe of the work of Jessie May and could not be prouder to announce their new roles as ambassadors for the charity.


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