Bereavement group set to benefit from annual darts tournament

Darts fans will be hoping to keep their eye on the prize when they compete to be crowned champions.

Dean Apes is once again challenging players to put their skills to the test for the chance to win £500 while raising cash for a good cause.

This year the South Shields Super-6 Dart League, sponsored by Mobile Tyre Mechanics, will be raising funds for the Cruse Crew, a volunteer-led group, based at Chuter Ede Community Centre, in South Shields, which supports bereaved children, families and adults through drop-in sessions and activities.

It will be held on Monday, August 29 at the Hedworth Hall in Dean Road, South Shields.

Organiser Dean Apes said: “We chose Cruse Crew because losing a loved one is never easy for any family member, and especially for children.

“The work that Cruse Crew do to help support these families in their time of crisis should be celebrated and any help that the South Shields Super-6 Dart League can provide through the organisation of these types of events is key to helping a local South Shields-based community group flourish.

The singles knockout tournament is open to those who compete in the South Shields Super-6, Old Shields and Marsden Dart Leagues.

Registration is at 11.30am for a 1pm start at the oche. Pre-entries can be registered by August 22 by texting 07780 950015.

Entry is £5 per player, with a proportion of the fee donated to the Cruse Crew.

Co-director Laura Nisbet said: “On behalf of the Cruse Crew, I would just like to thank Dean and the organisers for choosing the group as this year’s beneficiary.”