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CARING darts players have raised hundreds of pounds for worthy causes.

As previously reported, Dave Mellish put together a darts match between six teams who compete in the Waterlooville & District Men’s Darts League. He set up the contest in memory of his wife Mary, who was a big supporter of The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

She died soon after an operation to replace a heart valve in October last year. The event at The Aston Rooms, Waterlooville, raised £329.85 for the RNIB and an extra £44 went to The Rowans Hospice.

Dave’s son, Dave Jnr, 49, who is a member of the darts team for The Centurion pub, in Crookhorn Lane, Crookhorn, said: ‘I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am.

‘The figure that’s been raised is fantastic – considering it was just a darts match and the first one like this.’

Dave would like to thank league committee members John Burbidge, Shane Daughtry, Keith Murray and Rose Hudson and Tony Long, of The Aston Rooms, for helping to put it together.