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Garry Summerson, Paul Upton, Tim Richardson and Leslie Brown promoting a pool/darts tournament at Whitby Cricket Club''w133004b
Garry Summerson, Paul Upton, Tim Richardson and Leslie Brown promoting a pool/darts tournament at Whitby Cricket Club''w133004b
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Whitby’s darts players are aiming to beat a world record of 286 legs of darts in 12 hours in a fund-raising challenge.

Pool players will also be getting in on the act to see how many games they can get through in the same period of time.

The event takes place on September 7 at Whitby Cricket Club’s cutter shed bar and St Catherine’s Hospice.

The darts and pool challenge is from 8am to 8pm, followed by the grand raffle and auction.

Up for grabs are cash prizes of £500 and £100, a night for two people staying at theNew Angel in Whitby, a signed print of Sunderland manager Paulo Di Canio, a tour of the Manchester United stadium and museum, a Newcastle United stadium tourfor four, two tickets to a Sheffield Wednesday league match and lots more.

Anyone can take part on the day for just £2.

Tickets are available off all players and at Whitby Catch, the First In Last Out pub on York Terrace, the Stakesby Arms and Cabin Cafe.

Organiser Garry Summerson told the Whitby Gazette: “After the deathof my mother through cancer, I am committed to raising money for St Catherine’s Hospice as they get no Government funding.

“Five hundred pounds will be donated through this event each year out of the funds, which was kindly agreed with the Whitby Cricket Club committee.”

Any businesses wanting to donate to the event can call Garry on 07949 985311 or anywilling raffle sellers.