Thursday, 12 May 2011
CRAMLINGTON LADIES HIT BULLSEYE FOR CANCER CHARITIES
Cramlington Village Club’s Ladies Darts Team hit a bullseye for two cancer charities this week by raising £2,400 to split between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
The money was raised in memory of Dot Severn, a club regular and member of the darts team, through a 10 hour sponsored darts marathon and raffles within the club.
This is the second time the ladies darts team has raised money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Newcastle United players Fabricio Coloccini and Jose Enrique supported their efforts by posing for photographs with the charity cheques and meeting club members.
Tracey Duffy, captain of the Ladies Darts Team, says: “This really has been a team effort and we’ve had great support from the men’s darts team, the club committee at the club and the local shops who donated raffle prizes.
“We lost a good friend to cancer and she loved her football so this is our way of remembering Dot. She would have loved the idea that Jose and Fabricio came along to the club to support our efforts.”
Club members Lorraine and Mark Weatherson invited Fabricio and Jose to Cramlington Village Club after becoming friendly with them though work. The Newcastle United stars were very happy to help out and also donated signed football shirts for the charity raffles.
After meeting the Ladies Darts Team and signing autographs Fabricio and Jose joined regulars playing bingo but on this occasion failed to score.
Pauline Buglass, head of fund-raising for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, says: “It was a pleasure to come back to Cramlington Village Club.
“The ladies here are wonderful and enthusiastic fund-raisers and we really appreciate their efforts. It’s a lovely and very positive way to keep their friend Dot’s memory alive.”