Darts match in Chorley raises hundreds for eye cancer charity OcuMel UK

A pub darts match has raised £800 for an eye cancer charity.
Keith ThomsonKeith Thomson
Keith Thomson

Raed more: /routine-eye-test-saved-my-life-1-8689102 and /mum-warns-parents-to-look-out-for-hidden-signs-of-cancer-after-daughter-s-shock-diagnosis-1-8871965Keith Thomson, a player for Chorley District Darts and Dominoes Singles League, organised the dartathon at the Plough Inn, Chorley, in aid of OcuMel UK Patient and Family Support Group, which supports patients and families who have been affected by a rare form of eye cancer, ocular melanoma.

The event was supported by local businesses who donated raffle and tombola prizes and the generosity of personal and business sponsors.

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Keith, who scored five 180s and a 12 dart leg during the 12-hour session, said: “We have had an excellent afternoon and evening. Andrea Brannelly, the landlady at the Plough, made it feel like home from home.”

Keith is now planning to organise another fund-raising dartathon on August Bank Holiday which will run for 24 hours, at The Plough.