Stute team in training for darts marathon

The Stute darts team - back row (from l to r) Rab McKee, Chris Kelly, Mark Hamilton, Steven Beattie, Eamon Wright, Gordy Jackson, Neil Dillon'Front row (from l to r) Jonathon Bunting, Neil Higginson, Jamie Serplus (captain), Amy Louise Graham, Gordy Green.
The Stute darts team - back row (from l to r) Rab McKee, Chris Kelly, Mark Hamilton, Steven Beattie, Eamon Wright, Gordy Jackson, Neil Dillon'Front row (from l to r) Jonathon Bunting, Neil Higginson, Jamie Serplus (captain), Amy Louise Graham, Gordy Green.
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The members of the Mechanics Institute Dart Team are to undertake a 24-hour darts marathon to raise funds for the Glenanne Unit.

From 7pm on Friday, November 14 until 7pm the following day the dart lads will be playing constant darts with always two players and a marker at the board.

Those not playing will be uploading photos to Facebook and providing updates on Twitter to keep them online followers in the loop.

The marathon will see them start off with a league game to start before throwing for the duration in different parts of the club.

Set to benefit is the Glenanne Unit providing care and support to people suffering with all forms of cancer and their loved ones in what is a very difficult time for anyone.

Stute captain Jamie Serplus said: “This is a key facility right on our doorstep serving the local community. It is a place none of us ever want to attend but one walk around it shows the vital care they provide but also the need for all the funding they can get.”

“All donations from our sponsorship forms and collections up to and during the marathon will go directly to the Glenanne Unit. For those unable to be in direct contact with us we have also set up an online donation page. Everything donated on this page goes to Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan work directly with the Glenanne Unit and provide the much needed funds for GPs and Nurses in the unit.

To donate you can contact any team member via their sponsor sheet or if you see collection buckets in and around the club on the day please give generously.

For those people wishing to donate online visit www.justgiving.com/institute-darts

To follow the progress of the marathon click on the event page www.facebook.com/events/707329812681982 or follow them on twitter @institutedarts

“We hope to raise a significant amount and it’s with the help of the local community we can achieve this,” said Jamie.