Darts exhibition for Macmillan Cancer Support

For his first article for Darts Mad Darlo Pete headed off to a darts exhibition for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event took place on the 30th November at the Grey Horse, Haughton in Darlington.

Macmillan Cancer support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. The charity also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.

Darts exhibition for Macmillan Cancer Support

On Saturday 30th November, I attended a charity darts exhibition for Macmillan Cancer Support with Tony O’Shea and Kyle Anderson at The Grey Horse, Haughton in Darlington.

Matthews and Gibson Grey Horse

Whilst I was there I spoke to Wayne Matthews who, along with his good friend Brian Gibson, managed the event. Wayne said he had always wanted to host darts exhibitions, but it wasn’t until he started working at The Grey Horse, owned by Lynn Charlton, that he got the chance to prove himself.

Since the first event, Wayne and the team have brought some amazing darts stars, such as Glen Durrant, John Lowe MBE, Bob Anderson, Dennis Priestley, Andy Fordham, Robbie Green and Jamie Hughes. Alongside these big names are a host of local talents and disability darts players who proved to be phenomenal competitors.

Dartsmad Tony O'Shea

Upon asking Wayne why his dedicated charity was Macmillan Cancer Support, he said it was an easy choice for him to make – he wanted to do it in the memory of Brian’s late wife Jan Gibson. Together, Wayne, Brian, and The Grey Horse have managed to raise an incredible total of over £10,000 for Macmillan.

Dartsmad Kyle Anderson

The lads have some upcoming plans for February 2020, in which they hope to have Glen Durrant and Chris Dobey for another great exhibition. More events are planned to follow in July 2020, where they hope to organise an evening with John Lowe and also in succession, an event in November which is yet to be fully confirmed.

One of their wishes is to branch out, moving into bigger venues for even bigger events. The electric atmosphere made the evening an outstanding experience and I would personally recommend these events if you ever have the chance to participate.

Well done to everyone involved and I look forward to your next event.

All images contained in this article were made by local darts photographer Fergus Easton and are published with his kind permission. For his full album of images from this wonderful night of darts please visit them here