J D Wetherspoon darts tournament raises over £200,000

There were treble-twenties all round as a team from the Friar Penketh pub, in Warrington, won the national J D Wetherspoon darts competition in aid of CLIC Sargent.

JDW winning darts team 2016

The victory topped a packed day of darts which saw the 12 best teams from J D Wetherspoon pubs across the country go head to head at the Soloman Cutler Pub, in Birmingham.

‘Golden Girl’ and 10 times Women’s World Darts champion Trina Gulliver was a special guest at the event, where the Friar Penketh team beat the William Shenstone, from Halesowen, into second place.

National darts tournament

The national darts tournament has been held annually by J D Wetherspoon staff since 2013. Throughout January more than 80 pubs hosted area heats, in which teams of five compete. An amazing 617 teams signed up to take part. 

The winners then went on to the regional finals and winning teams then went on to the final showdown in Birmingham.

Each team registered for the tournament were tasked with raising £180 for charity partner CLIC Sargent over January, February and March.

The Darts for CLIC Sargent tournament raised an incredible £207,283 this year. Since the event was launched it has raised more than £600,000 for CLIC Sargent. 

Thank you 

Kate Lee, CLIC Sargent Chief Executive, attended the event. She said: “It was a fantastic day and there was a great atmosphere. We are all very grateful here at CLIC Sargent for the incredible support we receive from J D Wetherspoon and its employees. With every pound raised they are really helping us change what it means to be diagnosed with cancer when you’re young.”

J D Wetherspoon is CLIC Sargent’s longest standing corporate partner, raising almost £12 million for the charity since 2002.

Find out more

To find out more about the Darts for CLIC Sargent tournament or the J D Wetherspoon partnership, please contact CLIC Sargent Event Executive Jemma Syms on 0208 752 2964 or email: jemma.syms@clicsargent.org.uk