Whitby Open Darts raises vital funds for Saint Catherine’s

Local Whitby man Garry Summerson has raised a fantastic £2,000 through the annual Whitby Open Darts event held at the start of July.

145 players were vying to be Whitby Open men’s champion and Whitby’s own Chris Quantock was within one dart of claiming the trophy and prize money but Lloyd Pennell came out as the champion after a 5-4 win and took home the trophy and a huge prize of £700.

In the ladies’ event, Abby Scott defeated Rebecca ‘Bex’ Waterfall in the final in another high-quality tournament. The men’s pairs event was won by Shaun Rutter and Lee Smith while in the ladies’ pairs Michelle Britton and Christine Readhead were victorious. The mixed pairs event was won by Shaun Rutter and Bex Waterfall.

Event organiser Garry Summerson said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has taken part and helped to put on the event once again, including the Royal Hotel and the board and trophy sponsors, feedback on the day was wonderful and we already have dates booked in for next year already.”

Ray Baird, Chief Executive at Saint Catherine’s, said: “A huge thank you goes out to Garry and everyone involved in the fundraising, an amazing total has been raised that will go directly towards patient care at Saint Catherine’s. On behalf of all the staff, patients and their loved ones, thank you.”

Garry started fundraising after his mum was cared for by Saint Catherine’s and he received support from the hospice’s counselling team. He has volunteered and supported the hospice for over 15 years now and was recently recognised for this with a presentation at the hospice site.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Saint Catherine’s or doing your own fundraising, please get in touch by calling 01723 351421 or emailing general@saintcatherines.org.uk