Throwers on target for charity

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Four professional tungsten throwers are heading to Hartlepool early next year for a night of arrows in aid of Miles for Men.

Kevin Hill, himself a player on the British Darts Organisation circuit, got in touch with Miles for Men founder Michael Day proposing his idea for the fundraiser.

Although the event isn’t taking place until January next year, well established names on the circuit have already booked the date in their diary and agreed to bring their A-games to town for the evening.

Robbie ‘Kong’ Green, Martin ‘The Assassin’ Atkins, Glen ‘Duzza’ Durrant and Scotsman Gary Stone will all be on the oche taking on a team put together by Kevin and made up of talented players from across the North East.

But that’s not all that is organised for the action-packed night.

A game will be held with the Dan Sullivan Memorial Trophy at stake, in memory of the much-loved seven-year-old who lost his battle with cancer last year.

Kevin will also be bringing the impressive Darts World Cup trophy along with him on the night which people will have the opportunity to be photographed with.

And he will be making the most of his many contacts in the game by securing a selection of signed darts memorabilia for an auction.

Kevin, who lives in Bishop Auckland but is in close contact with many darts players in the town, said: “We’ve already got an impressive line up of players coming along but there might be even more who sign up before the night.

“It will all be extremely professional, I know it’s going to be a fantastic night.

“I organised an event similar to this in Middlesbrough recently and it sold out straight away, these sorts of events are just so popular.”

The players will be toeing the oche at the event at Hartlepool Supporters Club, in Sandringham Road, on Friday, January 24 with doors opening at 7pm.

Michael Day, 39, who lives in Innes Road, in Hartlepool, is delighted Kevin has chose to support Miles for Men.

He told the Mail: “It’s a big thanks to Kev from us.

“He has gone out of his way to organise this event and it looks like it’s going to be absolutely brilliant.

“Darts has such a big following now so darts fans will love it.

“We are getting more and more supporters for the charity by the day as well and a lot of them will definitely be coming along.”

“It’s nice to have the trophy for Dan as well, it’s another way for us to pay tribute.”

Kevin works closely with many up and coming darts players and the event will also help to fund youth darts.

‘Silver’ tickets for the event are priced at £10 while ‘gold’ VIP tickets cost £20.

To book tickets or for more information call 07403329145 or 07554549378.