Leighton’s 24-hour dart marathon hits target

The team that took on a 24-hour dart marathon at The Red Lion pub, North Street.
The team that took on a 24-hour dart marathon at The Red Lion pub, North Street.

A 24-hour dart marathon during the festive period at a Leighton buzzard pub certainly hit the target after raising thousands of pounds for a charity supporting children with disabilities.

There were 22 men and one woman from Leighton Buzzard who gave up 24 hours of their Christmas break to raise £3700 for Families United Network (FUN) supports children with a disability and their families.

The event was organised by Stefan Szuca and held at The Red Lion, North Street, where members of the public took part to play against the team by donating money to play across December 27/28.

Over the past 13 years the FUN has grown from a handful of families to 135 families in 2012 and the money raised will be used to buy specialist equipment for all the children to benefit from.

Diane Rhodes, a spokesman for Families United Network, said: “As a charity we have been very fortunate to have members of the public to help us. Like all other charities we are looking at ways to raise money to assist the charity to be sustainable and grow from strength to strength.

“We would like to say thank you to everyone that supported the event and sponsored the players, a special thank you to Gynnie for the use of The Red Lion and supporting everyone.

“Also, to Stefan Szuca for organising the marathon and to Mama Rosa, Chicken Treat, Ambricol Indoor Leisure, All Sort Removals, Buzzard Sports, Radford Plants, Stratton’s Butchers for raffle prizes and donations.”

If anyone would like any further information on Families United Network or any of our charity events then please contact Diane Rhodes on 01525 636680.