Game On: darts legends to hit bullseye for Poppyscotland
Six darting legends are set to showcase their skills in the name of charity when they descend upon the Kennoway branch of The Royal British Legion Scotland to raise money for Poppyscotland.
Stars of the oche Darryl Fitton, Tony O’Shea, Gary Robson and former world champion Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham will be joined by female legends Trina Gulliver MBE and world number one Deta Hedman to wow the crowd and do their bit for the leading Armed Forces charity.
The exhibition event, which takes place on Friday, 27th October and is sponsored by darts equipment manufacturer Winmau, raised more than £2,500 for Poppyscotland in 2016. This year, with further events in Ardrossan (28th October) and Bathgate (29th October), the charity is hoping the treble will raise close to £10,000 to help fund its life-changing support to the Armed Forces community Scotland.
There are two types of ticket for the event. VIP ticket holders (£50) will get a three-course Sunday lunch, a glass of fizz on arrival (5pm) and a chance to meet all the players before the start of the match. For standard ticket holders (£25; entry 7:15pm), they will gain entry to watch the darts exhibition. There will be an opportunity to play against the pros on the evening and there will also be a memorabilia auction.
Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising, Gordon Michie, said: “Last year’s event in Bathgate was brilliant and raised vital funds for the charity. So, to have not one, not two, but three events in 2017 highlights how much people love their darts and how they are prepared to go the extra mile to support Poppyscotland. I would like to thank everyone who is attending the exhibitions along with the six top names that will be there, too.”
Event organiser Neil Puller said: “To have six illustrious players under the same roof will make for a very special evening indeed. Joining our 2016 star attractions in Darryl, Tony, Gary and Andy are Trina and Deta, so there is much to be excited about.
“Trina is a ten-time world champion who was awarded an MBE on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2013 for ‘services to darts and fundraising’, while Deta is the number one ranked World Darts Federation player. With such an incredible line-up, we really are in for a night to remember.”
To book tickets or for more information, please contact Neil Puller on 07847 244 284.