The response was amazing to the fourth annual Cancer Charity Darts Fun Day that took place at the GER Sports Club on Saturday.
Early indications suggest that when all auction lots are paid for and all monies are in, it will have raised in the region of £8,150. All of the day’s profit will be donated to the Oncology Department at Peterborough City Hospital (registered charity – 1050601). This will mean that in the last four years, nearly £23,000 has been donated.
It was standing room only with 114 people playing darts. Among the great support was Kathy Dudley, who runs her charity business ‘Open Chest’ in March, and presented a cheque for £2,000.
Board sponsors: JMC Construction; Bob Harrington; The Sportsman (Chatteris); GER Hot Shotz darts team; Parkfield darts team; Fraser Dawbarns Solicitors; MPV Private Hire and Darren Wojtowych Garden Services.
Darts winners on the day, Cricket Triples: Terry Redhead, Simon Willmott & Shane Godfrey. Runners-up: Terry Lambert, Darryl Martin & Andy Findley. Pairs: Paul Wenn and Peter Barnes; r-up: Clint Mason & Luke Fage.
Youth singles champion: Liam Moore; r-up: Ellis Fulcher. Singles champion, retaining his title: Les Hodkinson; r-up: Tim Fulcher. Johnny King reached the semi-finals of the triples with Dave Pinder and Nathan Cross, playing awesome darts from his wheelchair!
Winning amounts for the auction lots included: Signed Michael van Gerwen t-shirt (kindly donated by Helen Pearson) £70. Signed Robbie Green darts shirt £60. Newcastle United shirt signed by Peter Beardsley £100. Iconic picture of Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff consoling Brett Lee (Australia), signed by Andrew Flintoff (kindly donated by Paul Bass) £80. Tottenham Hotspur shirt signed by Paul Gascoigne £150. Juan Mata (Manchester United) signed and framed Spain shirt £180. Leeds United shirt signed by the 2013-2014 squad £120. Boxing glove signed by Frank Bruno £120. West Ham United shirt framed, signed by the 1980 F.A. Cup winning squad £270. Liverpool shirt framed, signed by England captain Steven Gerrard £250. Arsenal shirt framed, signed by Santi Cazorla £90. Framed display of a Manchester United shirt, including a signed photograph of Eric Cantona £500. PDC Darts Shirt signed by numerous players including Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor, Kevin Painter, Colin Lloyd, Terry Jenkins, Andy Hamilton and Dennis Priestley £180. England shirt signed by nine players that formed part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad £280. A framed England rugby shirt signed by Lawrence Dallagio and Johnny Wilkinson (as well as other squad members) £450. Football signed by Rod Stewart £255. Newcastle United shirt signed by Alan Shearer (framed) £170. Signed, framed photograph, of F.A. Cup winning Tottenham Hotspur players, Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles £100. Robin van Persie, Manchester United signed & framed football boot £410. Framed England football shirt signed by David Beckham (kindly sponsored by Brian and Shirley Culledge) £280. England Ashes Cricket shirt signed by Graeme Swann £110. Snooker cue signed by World Champion, Ronnie O’Sullivan (and case) £140. Microlight Flying lesson £90. Signed Michael van Gerwen darts shirt (kindly donated by Helen Pearson) £180. Snooker cue (kindly donated by Derrick and Pat Case) £100.