Darts and dominoes players help children in need of support

The Sunderland Friday Night darts and Dominoes League held their annual trophy poresentation night at Steels Workingmens Club, Pallion, Sunderland on Friday night. Also presenteed wrer three cheques for �450 each to local charities. Pictured l-r standing are David Webster League Committee,  Denis Jones league chairman, Keith Ledger treasurer and Alan Henderson of Hayes who won the charity shield. l-r front are recipients Karen Payne of Childrens Diabeties, Durham Road, Sunderland, Kian Armstrong and dad Neil and Linda Leech of SCOPE, Sunderland.

The Sunderland Friday Night darts and Dominoes League held their annual trophy poresentation night at Steels Workingmens Club, Pallion, Sunderland on Friday night. Also presenteed wrer three cheques for �450 each to local charities. Pictured l-r standing are David Webster League Committee, Denis Jones league chairman, Keith Ledger treasurer and Alan Henderson of Hayes who won the charity shield. l-r front are recipients Karen Payne of Childrens Diabeties, Durham Road, Sunderland, Kian Armstrong and dad Neil and Linda Leech of SCOPE, Sunderland.

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BRAVE toddler Kian Armstrong has been given a cash boost by a darts league.

The Sunderland Friday Night Darts and Dominoes raised more than £1,000 
over the course of a year with their donations jar, which they put out at the end of a match.

Members of the league gathered at a social night at Steeles Social Club in Millfield to donate their cash between three very worthy causes.

The £1,350 that was raised over the last year was split between three-year-old Kian Armstrong, who is battling cancer, Scope and Children’s Diabetes.

David Webster, from the league, said the night was a huge success.

David, 43, of Roker, said: “It’s an absolutely tremendous amount of money.

“Especially when you think about how things are.

“It’s the most we’ve ever raised.”

Kian, of Castletown, was at the event with his family to receive the cheque.

Kian suffers from neuroblastoma, a cancer which forms from nerve tissue.

He is part of a trial at Newcastle RVI, and may be selected for immunotherapy treatment to rebuild his immune system.

If so, the funds raised by the darts league will help pay for a holiday for Kian in EuroDisney.

If he is not selected for inclusion on the programme, his family feel so strongly about the benefits of immunotherapy they aim to save enough money to fly him to America where the treatment is given as standard.

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