William Hill lines up UK sports stars for Cheltenham charity ‘Tipping Challenge’ for NSPCC

Ricky Hatton & Carl Froch

William Hill has lined up some of the biggest names in UK sports to raise money for the NSPCC during the Cheltenham Festival 2015 by putting the sports stars racing tips to the test.

The William Hill ‘Tipping Challenge 2015′ will invite sports stars such as World Champion boxers Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch and Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton to pick the winners at this weeks Cheltenham Festival, as the bookmaker looks to raise £50,000 for the NSPCC

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)

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