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Wickes Colleagues smash darts world record to help beat blood cancer

Henry Winter
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08 Dec 2011

Two colleagues from Wickes Nuneaton have beaten a Guinness World Record to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Store manager Kevin Bryan, and deputy manager Ben Roper, took part in the ‘Longest Darts Marathon’ to help support the charity’s life-saving research into better treatments and cures for blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

The darts marathon started at 9pm on November 9 at The Pied Bull Public House in Shepshed, Leicester. After a challenging 48 hours at 9pm on November 11 – Kev with a swollen hand and Ben sporting a swollen elbow claimed the record. Kevin and Ben aim to raise £5,000 from their world record attempt which will add to the DIY chain’s total of over £1.9million raised since partnering with the charity in October 2006.

The previous record was held by two men from Michigan, America, who held the record at 41 hours in May, which was nothing in comparison to stamina and experience the Nuneaton pair possessed as darts players.

The world record attempt night included a variety of fundraising activities and celebrations on 11 November at The Pied Bull Pub. To support Kevin and Ben visit their Justgiving page

Kate White, Director of Fundraising at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, said: “Our partnership with Wickes continues to be a brilliant success and we are so grateful for all of their fundraising efforts. Well done to Kevin and Ben for this challenging tournament. All the money raised will go towards our vital research into better treatments and cures for blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.”