A TEAM of Durham darts league players from Brandon Sports Club have undertaken a twenty four hour darts marathon in aid of St Cuthbert’s Hospice, raising over £3,000 for the local charity.

The team of 9 played through the night relying on pizzas at midnight and bacon sandwiches at 6am to keep them going. Graham Adkins, from Brandon, helped to organise the fundraiser for the hospice.

Graham said: “We all live locally and know of the amazing services that St Cuthbert’s Hospice provides in our community. We really enjoyed the challenge and we’re amazed to raise such a huge amount of money. Thank you to Brandon Sports Club for hosting the event and all local businesses that donated raffle prizes. It’s been great fun all for such a great cause.”

Jade McArdle, Senior Community & Events Fundraiser at St Cuthbert’s Hospice said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the players for undertaking this challenge to raise much needed funds for St Cuthbert’s. It costs £2,300 to provide our clinical services for 24 hours. To raise over £3,000 for the hospice is just brilliant. This money will help patients during what is a challenging and difficult time for them, and make sure they and their families receive all the support they need.”

If you are interested in holding your own fundraiser in aid of St Cuthbert’s please visit www.stcuthbertshospice.com for inspiration and advice.