DARTS for LIFE 2018 OPEN COMP
This event will be held on Saturday 24th March from 11am till 1am in the premier suite Macron stadium.
Our aim is to bring to Bolton the biggest annual darting event since the UK Open held at the Reebok stadium ( now the Macron stadium ) back in 2013. Run by the PDC for over 10years.
Darts for life hopes to bring a fantastic event whilst raising money for our very own Bolton Hospice.
Plus coverage from the Macron stadium, Bolton Hospice and the Bolton evening news. There will be a DJ and music plus late bar.
This is set to be a fantastic evening of fun raising and darts for a very worthy cause
We at darts for life would love to see you there on this very special event.
What we’re about
Cancer is unfortunately becoming not only a word we fear,but more often a case of how much we are all now becoming more affected. A loved one, relative or a friend.
At the very end of life without the high standards of care and loving support of all the staff and doctors at the hospice we are all very much left feeling alone.
Darts for life would like to share with you our story which although ended with great sadness is now seen as more of a huge legacy.
In 2002 Gemma Kathryn Feeney was working for Bolton Council as the very first female gas engineer. Her family,career and horses were her world. Suddenly Gemma began suffering from severe headaches and was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer. ( medulla blastoma) this is a cancer usually found in children between the ages of 3 and early teens. After almost 4 years of suffering we had the devastating news that Gemma was terminal. We at this point started fund raising for treatment abroad and Gemma’s wish was to continue raising awareness .
Sadly in March 2007 just 20 days after Gemma’s 29th birthday she gained her angel wings and left her last wishes by raising almost £100,000 for the Christie’s and also a substantial amount to Derian House.
Since Gemma’s passing we have contributed to many events including
Gift of a wedding
Venue dressing at 2014 strictly event (Bolton Hospice)
Darts memorial trophies etc
Christie’s young oncology
This year would have been Gemma’s 40th birthday and her passion of darts and boxing seemed to be the most favourable thing to do in her memory and to continue her legacy.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read our pledge.