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Buxton charity champ raises £5k

Angie Waring with a list of all the local charities that have been helped by the Spa Town Ladies Darts and Dominoes League

Angie Waring with a list of all the local charities that have been helped by the Spa Town Ladies Darts and Dominoes League

A Buxton charity champion has raised more than £5,000 for good causes after a decade of fundraising.

Angie Waring, who has been organising Buxton Ladies Darts and Dominoes annual knockout nights for 11 years, has raised thousands for chairity.

The 49-year-old, who gave up playing darts and dominoes six years ago, took over the role of fundraiser after her predecessor passed away.

She has since helped the club raise at least £500 every year for causes such as Donna’s Dream House in Blackpool, Francis House Children’s Hospice in Manchester, Blythe House Hospice in Chapel-en-le-Frith, British Heart Foundation, Buxton Community First Responders, the Alzheimer’s Society and Parkinson’s UK.

Angie, of King’s Road, Fairfield, organises two nights in February, one for darts, one for dominoes, for up to 500 players at a time and holds games such as stand up bingo and a tombola.

She said: “When the lady who used to run the nights passed away, a couple of people tried their hand at it, but nobody wanted to do it full time. I thought I’d give it a go, as I’m quite an organised person. I’ve just enjoyed doing it, so even when I stopped playing, I said I’d carry on with the charity work. It’s nice to go back and see everyone.”

 

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