Betfred donates £30,000 to Macmillan following World Matchplay darts

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Macmillan Cancer Support has gained a £30,000 donation from Betfred following annual charity activity that was carried out during the recent men’s and women’s World Matchplay.

For the second consecutive year in support of Macmillan, the title sponsor pledged to donate £50 per 180 hit during each aforementioned event alongside £1 per point as a number of players and visiting celebrities took part in a nine-dart charity challenge.

“Sponsoring these events each year is always a highlight for us at Betfred but we’re also delighted to be able to support great charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support,” said Betfred boss Fred Done.

“The players have been fantastic throughout both the World Matchplay and Women’s World Matchplay, both through the quality and entertainment on stage and their support for our charity activity.

“The money raised for Macmillan Cancer Support will be invaluable for such an important charity.”

In total, 315 maximum scores were hit during the World Matchplay, led by eventual champion Nathan Aspinall’s individual total of 44, in addition to a further nine during the course of the Women’s World Matchplay.

Furthermore, the nine-dart challenge, which featured eventual World Matchplay finalists Aspinall and Jonny Clayton, respective reigning champions Michael van Gerwen and Fallon Sherrock and celebrities including former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson and rugby league star Kris Radlinski, raised a total of £9,79

Stockport’s Aspinall, who picked up the biggest title of his career at the Winter Gardens on Sunday night, added: “It’s great that Betfred are making such a large donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.

“They’re a wonderful charity who do so much good work, and it’s an honour to have been able to help raise such a brilliant sum of money for them.”