Charity darts tournament smashes £10k target

A charity darts tournament hit the bullseye, raising over £12.5k for a local charity.

Hopeful darts teams from across the region competed in the Realise charity Darts Knock-Out event, which offered winnings of £1,001 – the largest darts prize pot in Staffordshire – with £501 going to the winning pair.

The event took place at Bucknall Ex-Servicemen’s Club and saw pairs competing for cash prizes in a knock-out style tournament.

The tournament, organised by local social enterprise PM Training and Staffordshire-based Realise charity, saw over £12,500 raised for the charity, with funds collected through local business sponsorship, donations, an auction of sports memorabilia, a raffle, a tombola, and more.

Steve Rushton, Director of Partnerships at PM Training commented: “We’re overjoyed at the result and it was a fantastic day for all involved. Last time we ran the darts tournament we got £8.5k. We set an optimistic target of £10k this year and we smashed it.

“We’ve raised over £12.5k so far and we still have money coming in with volunteers offering to get their heads shaved and backs waxed for the cause. I’d like to thank the community, the local businesses, and everyone at Bucknall Ex-Servicemen’s Club who have supported us every step of the way. The money we’ve raised is going to make a huge difference to people across Staffordshire.”

All proceeds from the tournament have gone to 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.