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Darts Stars On Target for Lewis Appeal!

Friday 21st July saw many rivalries cast aside as Darts Players converged on the Belroy Hotel with just one aim!

To raise funds and promote awareness for a local Blackpool lad called Lewis Edmundson and held a charity night in his honour.

Lewis (7) accompanied by his brother Damian (12) and mum and dad, Joanne and John attended the evening and said afterwards that they had had the time of their lives.

Hotel proprietor, Craig’s youngest daughter, Chloe Broadhurst aged just 8 stole the show with an outstanding effort in raising funds when,  assisted by Natalie Taylor (13), she achieved sales of 3 specially printed Dart Cards and collected £150.00.

Players from PDC and BDO alike stepped up to the challenge and supported the event with kind donations and gifts to be auctioned off.

Sky Sports MC, Phil Jones and Sky Darts Referee, Russ Bray each took turns on the microphone to raise the maximum amount possible.

With grateful thanks to the following players for freely giving their merchandise and time to ensure a great response to the Lewis Appeal. www.lewisedmundsonappeal.org


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Phil Taylor / Adrian Lewis / Andy Jenkins / James Wade / Lionel Sams / Wes Newton / Bob Anderson / Steve Maish / Dennis Smith / Adrian Gray / Mark Thomson / Robbie Green and Tony Vince.

Kind donations also received from (all the above) and A Personally Signed Shirt from Raymond Van Barneveld / An Embassy Lakeside Darts Shirt and Photos personally signed by Bobby George / Darts signed and supplied by John Walton / Kind donation from Mark Dudbridge and darts (Kevin Painter and Peter Manley) and other merchandise supplied by Paul Weller of Origin Storage.com along with a specially printed Dart Board surround to promote Lewis Edmundson . Final thanks must go to Paul and Jo Wilson (Dennis Smith’s Sponsors) who supplied a first class Display stand/setup for matches to take place.

Players were staying at The Belroy Hotel, 45 Hull Road, Blackpool, ahead of the Stan James World Darts Match play, taking place at The Winter Gardens (Sky Sports Sunday 23rd July to Sunday 29th July 2006)

The total sum of £1202.22 was raised and will be a huge boost for The Appeal.

As well as all the support for the Friday evening – every PDC ranked player added their signatures to a Birthday Card for Lewis who will turn 8 on Tuesday 25th July.

Lionel and Caroline Sams are extremely pleased with all the kindness that has been shown by so many players and would urge any player to contact the Edmundson family if they wish to do anything similar.

Dave Allen, (PDC Media and Communications) Tim Darby (PDC Chief Executive) and Barry Hearn (PDC Chairman) approved special VIP passes to ensure that Lewis, Damian, Joanne and John could attend the World Matchplay on Monday 24th and witness the darting action live.

Sky Sports made mention and featured Lewis during the matches and it showed in his beaming face how much fun he was having.

Another Dart Player, Dave Honey and his wife Nikki are also due to hold a Charity Darts evening on August 12th and hope to exceed the amount from Friday 21st July – The gauntlet has been set!! (Further info HERE


To read up on Lewis Edmundson – please visit www.lewisedmundsonappeal.org and contact Joanne and John via their website.

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