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East Midlands Trains helps to launch World Snooker Championship in Sheffield

17 April 2015


  • Passengers invited to challenge snooker champion Ken Doherty
  • Helping to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Rail passengers will have the opportunity to challenge snooker pro Ken Doherty to a quick game of snooker whilst travelling through Sheffield station today (Friday 17 April) as East Midlands Trains helps to launch the World Snooker Championships.   

Snooker pro Ken Doherty will be at the station today between 12 and 2pm and will be challenging customers to a game and doing trick shots.  He will be joined by World Snooker Official Coach Steve Malinder.  Money raised from the challenge will go towards Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Ashgate Hospice.

Snooker tournaments will run until 28 April and prizes for the winners will include pairs of tickets to the snooker tournament and tickets to the Masters in London.

Jason Cocker, East Midlands Trains Route Manager, said: “This is the second year we’ve supported the championships in this way and it generates a great deal of excitement amongst passengers and staff.

“The World Snooker Championships are such a huge event for Sheffield and we’re really pleased to be playing our part. We’re looking forward to welcoming to Ken Doherty to the station and I’m sure our passengers will enjoy challenging Ken to a few shots to help raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Ashgate Hospice.”