Two members of staff at a Blackpool DIY store took their love of darts to a new level in a bid to raise £5,000 for Children in Need.
Stephen Trafford and Barney Mulvey, who work at the B&Q Warehouse at Whitehill Retail Park, Marton, spent 12 hours yesterday racking up points on the dart board as part of a mammoth fund-raising effort.
As well as welcoming donations, the pair were also adding up their scores from 10am until 10pm and allowing people to pay to guess how many points they would notch up during the day.
Service supervisor Dawn Midgley, who has been coordinating the store’s fundraising efforts, said: “It has been fantastic - we are hoping to bring in about £1,000 just from the sponsorship.
“We have had quite a lot of people putting money in the pot.”
Staff also sold cakes on the day to raise money, and a sponsored walk was due to take place last night after being postponed because of gale force winds the weekend before.
Money raised will go towards the BBC’s Children in Need charity, which last year raised more than £26m for disadvantaged youngsters.