Sporting legend helps rack up more than £2,000 for Molly Ollys

Mar 20, 2023 | News

Six-times World Snooker champion Steve Davis helped pocket plenty of cash for Molly Ollys with two appearances in Warwick.

An Evening With Steve Davis OBE, on 14th and 15th March, offered visitors the chance to enjoy an exclusive audience with the sporting legend at Warwick Spice in Smith Street.

A household name for over 30 years, the event charted Steve’s career, from meeting manager Barry Hearn and his unstoppable dominance of the snooker world in the 1980s, through to the famous black ball final against Dennis Taylor – which attracted more than 18.5million TV viewers – and his emotional farewell at The Crucible Theatre in 2016 when he retired from competitive play.


He shared plenty of anecdotes and also talked about how he since turned his love of music into a regular role as a music DJ.

A raffle and auction on both nights included the chance to win a signed snooker cue and snooker ball as well as a raft of other prizes.

Reflecting on the cause, Steve said: “Molly Ollys, like many other small charities, doesn’t get massive funding and needs all the support it can get. You can’t underestimate how wonderful it is to give children a little bit of hope and reassurance that they’re not on their own.

“For everyone who is a snooker fan who learns about the charity through this event, please make a donation to help Molly Ollys to grow and continue to do their good work.

“When you come on the road you meet some wonderful people representing wonderful charities and you realise just how many people are doing so much good work.”

Whilst still a familiar face and voice in the BBC snooker commentary box, Steve admitted his playing days were long behind him.

“Once I retired I decided that was the end of the line. There was no point in playing anymore and just enjoy being a spectator and enjoying the fact that somewhere down the line I used to be quite good at the game. I don’t have any more desire to try and get a ball in a hole with a pointy stick! I’ve exhausted that part of my life now.”

Rachel from Molly Ollys: “What a great couple of nights at Warwick Spice. Steve Davis and Chris Lovell, a coach from World Snooker, were very entertaining, extremely personable and supportive of Molly Ollys.

“Steve has had such an interesting career and is clearly so passionate about snooker and the history of the game. Huge thanks to Hosoun and all the team at Warwick Spice for organising, Mike Rigby, Nash on sitar and the drummers who all helped to make a fun night and raise awareness for the Charity.”


Every donation, whatever size, helps a seriously unwell child


Current data suggests that 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and that 1,900 children under the age of 14 in the UK are diagnosed each year.

More children are diagnosed with a range of other, often rare, conditions and illnesses that are also life-threatening.

Molly Ollys is committed to helping as many of these children and their families as possible, and works hard to raise the necessary funds to be able to help those who contact us.

You can help us do this by making a donation, joining in with our fundraising events, running your own events, using Give as You Live when you are shopping, and by leaving a legacy in your will. Please visit our How you can help page to find out more.