Barry Hearn was born in Dagenham and educated in Buckhurst Hill. Barry is a sporting events promoter and the founder and chairman of promotions company Matchroom Sport.

Haven House has been the chosen charity for both World Snooker and Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), thanks to Barry’s role as Chairman of both organisations. In addition he has secured a raft of sportspeople and auction prizes to assist our fundraising efforts.

Speaking about becoming a Haven House Patron, Barry said: ‘I’ve really got to know the staff at Haven House over the years and have seen for myself the great work that the hospice does for children and families in the local community.’

Married to Susan with two children, Barry lists his sporting interests as poker, fishing, running and golf.