Generous darts fans turned out in force to for a special fundraising night on Friday, as nine of the world’s best players put on a show in aid of Bradbury Enhanced Care Service.
Over 250 people attended the sell-out Untouchables event at Roffey Social and Sports Club in Horsham for an enjoyable evening of fun and top quality darts, which raised an incredible £8582 for a wonderful cause.
Premier League stars James Wade, Simon Whitlock and Raymond van Barneveld were joined by Mark Webster, Paul Nicholson, Vincent van der Voort, Co Stompe, Michael van Gerwen and Terry Jenkins, who shaved off his moustache for the first time in 33 years.
That momentous occasion proved to be particularly popular, raising a huge chunk of the money thanks to the combined kindness of fans, players and the event’s sponsors Unicorn.
The opportunity to give Jenkins the new look was auctioned off, and there was no shortage of offers, with members of the crowd eventually being outbid by a collective effort from the players, who nominated Wade to carry out the act. ‘The Machine’ produced typical precision and razor-sharp finishing to get the job done.
Unicorn bosses Edward and Richard Lowy then kindly pledged to match the winning bid, meaning Jenkins’ moustache was worth well over £1000.
“We were only too pleased to donate for such a worthy cause,” said Richard Lowy. “There is something about darts that you just wouldn’t get in a lot of other sports. The players are in touch with reality and the fans can connect with them.
“That was shown by the tremendous gesture of them putting on a show like this, especially Terry for what he did. It shows the respect they have for the cause, and everyone involved knows how much it meant and how privileged we are to lead the lives we do.”
All of the money raised through the event went to Bradbury Enhanced Care Service, which provides crucial support for young adults with complex health needs, physical disabilities and life limiting conditions.
Some of the staff and residents of the unit attended the event, which was brilliantly hosted by ‘Little’ Richard Ashdown.
Donations are still open via Terry Jenkins just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/Bradbury-Enhanced-Care-Service
All at MODUS would like to extend a massive thank you to Carlsberg, Unicorn, all of the players and most importantly everyone that attended on a special night and helped support a truly worthy cause.
By Chris Murphy
Witness the historic moment when James Wade shaved off Terry Jenkins moustache here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhH2VKKjX0I&list=UURvCwDp_1DwOlOpnlJf9iYw&index=1&feature=plcp