Darts aces stepped up to the oche and hit the bullseye for charity. Kind-hearted players from the Loddon and District League have been raising money throughout the season and recently handed over £1,000 to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Brenda Cushing, the league’s secretary and treasurer, said: “EACH is such an important charity here in Norfolk. Everyone feels strongly and, on a personal note, myself and my husband live close to The Nook. We go along to the fortnightly coffee afternoons every other Tuesday. It’s a charity that does so much great work and it was my privilege to be invited on a recent tour of the hospice. It’s an incredible place – so modern, spotlessly clean and very impressive.”
The league is a long-term supporter of EACH and, in total, players have raised £8,500 since 2002.
EACH Community Fundraiser Megan Kemp received the cheque and said: “We’re incredibly grateful for this very generous donation. It was lovely to have an opportunity to meet members of the committee and hear more about their passion and commitment to EACH. It means a lot and these funds will help us continue our vital work supporting families and caring for children across Norfolk and the rest of East Anglia.”
In addition to supporting EACH, the league also raised £1,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The league, which runs summer and winter competitions, is on the lookout for new teams and players. There are currently six men’s teams and seven ladies’ teams. To find out more, email Brenda via Cushing42@btinternet.com or call 01508 492303.
League chairman David Bloomfield is pictured making the cheque presentation to Megan at The George and Dragon pub, in Thurton.
Notes to Editors
“We’d heard about EACH and knew they were a fantastic cause that had supported families we knew, but we never thought we’d be the ones that needed them! Sadly, as fantastic as it is, their service will always be required, and every child who needs their help deserves to have it.”
- We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
- We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).