London, 9th March 2015. Some of the biggest names in British sport, including boxing greats Carl Froch and Ricky Hatton, have joined forces with the NSPCC and William Hill for The Tipping Challenge 2015.
Their aim is to raise over £50,000 to help fund the NSPCC’s vital work by picking winners at this week’s Cheltenham Festival.
The Tipping Challenge will run across the four days of the Cheltenham Festival (10 – 13 March) and each of the participants will have £1,000 per day, courtesy of William Hill, to bet with. On the final day (Gold Cup Day) they will bet with £2,000 instead of £1,000.
Other participants in this year’s challenge include nineteen-time champion jockey AP McCoy, Robbie Savage, darts superstar Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and the reigning William Hill World Darts Champion Gary Anderson.
Over the past eleven years, The Tipping Challenge has raised £600,000 for the NSPCC and previous winners have included Alan Pardew, David O’Leary and Glenn Roeder. Thanks to the generosity of bookmaker William Hill, should the sports stars fail to pick the winning horses, the NSPCC is still guaranteed to receive £50,000. But it is hoped that they will have luck on their side, placing winning bets and raising a substantial sum for the NSPCC.
Champion boxer Carl Froch said: “I’m delighted to be taking part in this year’s Tipping Challenge at the world-famous Cheltenham Festival. I hope that Lady Luck will shine down on me and that I’ll pick the winners to raise much-needed funds for the NSPCC – a charity I’m proud to support.“
All funds raised from the event will help the NSPCC continue its fight for every childhood, working with children to rebuild their lives and finding ways to prevent abuse from ruining any more.
Full list of participants
AP McCoy (Horse Racing)
Robbie Savage (Football)
Gary Anderson (Darts)
Phil Taylor (Darts)
Carl Froch (Boxing)
Ricky Hatton (Boxing)
Geoff Shreeves (Sky Sports)
Alan Pardew (Football)
Steve McManaman (Football)
Claude Duval (The Punters Pal)
About the NSPCC
The NSPCC is the only children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Using voluntary donations, which make up more than 90 per cent of our funding, we help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. So when a child needs a helping hand, we’ll be there. When parents are finding it tough, we’ll help. When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, we won’t give up until things improve.
Our ChildLine service provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help. Children can contact ChildLine 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0800 1111 or by visiting www.childline.org.uk
Our free helpline provides adults with a place they can get advice and support, share their concerns about a child or get general information about child protection. Adults can contact the helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0808 800 5000, by texting 88858 or visiting www.nspcc.org.uk