Natasha Kaplinsky was the star of the match, although her team narrowly lost to that led by her husband, Justin Bower.
We should have thrown faster in the first half,” her team remarked. The scores were Team Justin 14,671 points, Team Natasha 14,296 points – a close thing.
The main winners were the two charities: St Peter & St James Hospice and Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. Representatives from the charities conducted a collection around the spectators in the Inn on the Green at Scaynes Hill where the event was held.
The teams were sponsored by local businesses: Mansell McTaggart, Strawberry Finance, ODT Solicitors, PDP Electrical and St James Place. A total of £700 was raised for the charities.
At the end of the evening, the winners were presented with a bottle of wine each and the losers got a bottle of beer. A beautiful bouquet, donated by Denovo Flowers, was presented to a beaming Natasha who complimented the Rotary Club of Cuckfield & Lindfield on raising in excess of £100,000 with the Darts Marathon over the last 10 years. Said Natasha, “It is wonderful to be able to help these very worthwhile causes while having such fun at the same time.”
If you would like to join in and have fun while helping the community go to http://www.rotarysussex.org.
Report and pictures contributed by David Wilson,c ommunications Officer Rotary Club of Cuckfield & Lindfield.