Trev hits charity bullseye
A DARTS player organised a darts marathon to raise £750 for the hospital that helped him beat cancer.
Trev Jones, 53, of York Street, Edgeley, has organised the event at The Bungalow social club for four years, in the process raising hundreds of pounds for The Christie.
He was inspired to raise money for the hospital after being treated for cancer himself.
Trev said: “We’ve done this the past four years.
“I was diagnosed with cancer myself five years ago and was treated at The Christie- that’s why I decided to do this.
“I’m in remission now, but I still go back there for checks.”
On the day, members of the club, where Trev has played for 40 years, played non-stop from 10am to 11pm, with members of the public able to join in and take on club members if they wanted to.
The players handed out sponsorship forms to gather funds, while local businesses donated items including Champagne and signed darts and darts boards to be raffled.
Landlords of The Bungalow, Cliff Cartwright and Dawn Hancock, added to the funds raised and staff from Deep Pan Express on Castle Street even arrived with free pizza and added to donations.
The players have raised a total of £750 and on Tuesday, September 26, had a visit from Dave Hollin from The Christie charity, when they handed over a cheque for the amount.
●●Darts players Cliff Cartwright, Noel Daniels, Sam Royle, Steve Barber and Trev Jones with the cheque for the money they raised for The Christie