CHARITABLE arrows players won their battle against sleeplessness as they raised more than £1,000 during a 24-hour dart marathon.

Members of Beech Tree Social Club in Wollescote, more commonly known as the Miners, have donated the money to two causes – the Georgina Ward, at Russells Hall Hospital, and The Christie National Cancer Research Centre.

From the early afternoon on Sunday August 28 until 24 hours later on bank holiday Monday, the Wassell Road club played host the a number of darting events, including a three-a-side, 701 knockout tournament, and a doubles challenge against local pros.

At the club’s recent annual member’s night, the £1,106.65 which was raised at the event was presented to representatives from the charities by the Beach Tree's Secretary, Adrian Wakeman.

Adrian said: “The support we got from our members and local professional darters was really encouraging and we intend to make fundraising for local charities an annual event.

“I would like to thank everyone that participated and donated to the event and thank all who made it run smoothly, including the bar staff and organisers and all who helped.

“They should all be very proud of themselves.”

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the club should call Adrian on 07989 802756.