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The Nuggett banks £38,000 for hospice care

Six-time World Champion snooker player Steve Davis held his nerve in his toughest challenge yet and banked £38,000 for Saint Francis Hospice.    
Steve Davis on ITV The Chase (cropped)

  Steve, 59, lived up to his nickname The Nuggett when he appeared on The Chase: Celebrity Specials yesterday (Sunday, August 20th), alongside food critic Jay Rayner, Channel 4 news presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and comedian Lucy Porter and together they took on The Governess Anne Hegerty and won £152,000, which will be shared among their chosen charities.   Steve Davis on ITV The Chase (cropped)   

"I am used to performing under pressure but appearing on The Chase was a totally different ball game," said Steve.    

"It's not easy taking on The Governess but I was part of a great team and was delighted to be able to raise £38,000 for Saint Francis Hospice.     

                                                                         Steve with panellists Krishan, Lucy and Jay

"So many people are still unaware of the wonderful work the hospice does and the difference it makes to patients and their families."     

The snooker legend, who lives in Brentwood and made his name playing at Romford Snooker Club, haSteve Davis on ITV The Chase (cropped)s a close connection with the hospice in Havering-atte-Bower as it supported his dad Bill before he died last year.     

His close friend and former manager Barry Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Sport, is also a Patron of the hospice.     

Steve with show host Bradley Walsh

This was Steve's latest fundraising initiative for hospice care. He regularly takes part in events such as clay pigeon shoots and golf days and he made trades for the charity when he took part in the BGC Charity Day at Canary Wharf in 2016.