Charity darts tournament aiming for bullseye

Realise charity is calling for darts teams to compete for the largest darts prize in Staffordshire. The popular Darts Knock-Out event returns to Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 12 October 2019, offering a prize pot of £1,001, with £501 going to the winning pair.

The event, taking place at Bucknall Ex-Servicemen’s Club will see darts hopefuls from across the region competing for cash prizes in a knock-out style tournament.

The darts tournament is part of a charity fundraising event, organised by local social enterprise PM Training and Realise charity.

Steve Rushton, Director of Partnerships at PM Training commented: “We’re excited to partner with Realise charity once again to bring back the Darts Knock-Out tournament. It’s a great day out for darts fans and non-fans alike, with a generous cash prize for those competing and a memorable fun-filled day for everyone else.

“Best of all, it’s for a fantastic cause! We managed to raise £8.5k for Realise charity at the last event and we’re aiming to get over £10k this time.

“We already have a lot of support from local businesses, so we’re hoping to get just as much support from the local community and potential competitors. We’ve had some shock results in past years, so anything can happen!”

There will also be an auction of sports memorabilia, a range of family activities, and food available on the day, with all proceeds going to Staffordshire-based Realise charity, which supports local young people with employment and skills, and helps to build better futures and break down the causes of poverty for communities in North Staffordshire.

The Realise charity Darts Knock-Out will take place at Bucknall Ex-Servicemen’s Club in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 12th October. The tournament starts at 12.20pm, with registration open from 11am to 12pm. Teams of two can sign up for a £10 entry fee.

Bucknall Ex-Servicemen’s Club owners Ben Ryan and Jo Woodward have been taking loose change donations in a penny jar, pictured here with tournament organiser Steve Rushton and his wife Jacqui Rushton