Some news on a few charity donations.
Firstly, World Snooker are supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust and have invited Jack Lisowski, a talented young player who has recently recovered from Hodgkins Lymphona, a form of cancer, to present the Junior Pot Black trophy at the Crucible on Thursday.
Fred Done, boss of tournament sponsors Betfred.com, will donate £147,000 to the BBC’s Sport Relief if any player makes a 147 break.
Meanwhile, Ali Carter, who has suffered from Crohn’s disease, is backing MedicAlert, which raises awareness of men’s health issues.
All of which is to be commended and shows that snooker’s high profile, particularly during these 17 days, can be used to good effect.