The Matchroom Sport Charitable Foundation was created to centralise the benevolent efforts of Matchroom Sport, the global sports promotion company headed by Barry Hearn, and it’s subsidiaries – the Professional Darts Corporation, World Snooker Tour and the PGA EuroPro Tour.
For over 30 years, Matchroom Sport has donated millions of pounds to a wide-range of charities throughout its many sporting activities, including sports and community charities, and a number of hospices for both children and adults.
Matchroom now promotes in excess of 100 events per year, selling over 500,000 tickets in the process. Part of the Foundation’s funding will come from a contribution equivalent to £1 for every ticket sold for these events.
The Matchroom Sport Charitable Foundation aims to channel these monies to create a significant and sustainable impact on deserving causes which make a difference to people’s lives.
Over the last three years, the Foundation has been delighted to support KEEN, a small London based charity that runs free sports and recreation sessions for children and young adults with learning, behavioural and physical disabilities.
Matchroom President, Barry Hearn, connected the Foundation to a charity he has been inspired by and has supported over the last few years – Future Youth Zone. The Foundation are pleased to grant £50,000 to the charity.
Matchroom donated £20K last year to this incredible charity and is so impressed with the work they do, they wanted to help them further again this year.
KEEN London is the only charity in London providing one-to-one support at free sports and activity sessions for children with additional needs or disabilities.
A range of fun and social, clubs and activities in a supported setting for young people with learning disabilities and special needs
Developing opportunities for disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy fishing in the UK
For the past five decades, Parkinson’s UK has funded groundbreaking research and provided support to thousands of people with Parkinson’s across the UK.
The J’s Hospice improves the lives of young adults (aged 16-40) with life limiting and life threatening conditions and their families across Essex.
Jessie May is a charity that provides hospice at home care for terminally ill children in Bristol and the surrounding area.
Saint Francis Hospice is an independent charity and one of the largest adult hospices in the UK providing care and support to individuals with a life-limiting illness, as well as their carers and family members, completely free of charge.
SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) helps Essex families who have children aged 0-25 years with special needs and disabilities.
The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice provides specialist care and support to more than 200 children with shortened life expectancy or life-limiting conditions, and their families.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, as well as their families, both in their own homes and at our hospice in North Anston, Sheffield.
Haven House Children’s Hospice supports families with children and young people (0-19) who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.