Legends to relive one of the greatest moments in sporting history at The Belfry

Steve Davis (Left) and Dennis Taylor (Right)
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A pair of snooker legends will soon be reliving one of the greatest moments in sporting history at a fundraising event at The Belfry in Warwickshire. Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor will be helping to raise much-needed funds for Jessie May Childrens Hospice.

Steve and Dennis will be among the special guests at the Wigley Investment Holdings Golf Day and Gala Dinner on Wednesday, July 10. Organisers told CoventryLive that they will be joined by Barry Hearn, Stuart Bingham and Chris Wakelin.

Attendees will be able to hear about Steve and Dennis' illustrious careers firsthand, with the pair also set to look back on the World Snooker Championship final of 1985. Tensions were high with the two embroiled in a black ball stand-off as 18.5m people tuned in to watch the action unfold at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

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Robert Wigley, Chairman of Wigley Investment Holdings, based in Southam, Warwickshire, said: “We are thrilled to get two household names on board in Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor.

“Steve and Dennis will be able to give our guests rare insight into one of the most dramatic finals in snooker history as well as backstage access to two of the most colourful careers in the game, their speeches will round off what promises to be a fabulous day of entertainment, networking, and fundraising for an incredibly worthy cause.”

Steve (Left) and Dennis (Right) at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 1989
Steve (Left) and Dennis (Right) at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in 1989 -Credit:PA Wire

Teams will compete against each other on the hallowed turf of The Belfry before an evening of entertainment, including a raffle and an auction of memorabilia, as well as speeches from Steve and Dennis. Proceeds will go to Jessie May Childrens Hospice at Home, which is patroned by Barry Hearn.

Around 250 professionals from across the region are expected to attend the hugely anticipated event at The Belfry. It is hoped that more than £20,000 will be generated this year, with around £160,000 raised in total for the Wigley Support Fund (WSF) since it was launched in 2013.

Kim James-Coggins, Partnerships Executive at Jessie May, said: “We are so honoured to be the chosen charity for the event this year, the support we give to families is vital, and we really could not offer it without contributions like this.”

Ms James-Coggins added: “Jessie May is a unique charity, providing all care in the home to allow families to stay together and make precious memories. We currently support around 180 families, and this will make such a difference to all of them.”

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