Changing sports for charity

From football and boxing, to darts. Bluebirds and boxers will be going head to head to raise money for charity

photo of darts board for changing sports for charity event

The type of darts board the players will be competing on

A night of darts to raise money for charity where boxers and players at Bluebirds football club is happening in Cardiff. Players will be changing sports to go head to head at The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff, in a darts tournament.

The event, which will be on Sunday 18th December, is to raise money for the charity 2 Wish Upon a Star. The charity aims to raise funds to improve bereavement services in Wales. It emphasises bereavement support for parents after losing a child suddenly and traumatically.

Darren Wilson, who is organising the event, says that a darts night out is of one the best. “The event will be set up on television, with music and fun to ensure everyone has an enjoyable night of darts,” he explains.

Darren is trained in boxing and has also worked with the Cardiff City players to help improve their fitness by getting them to box.

“It is one of the best nights out possible, with a great atmosphere, so I managed to get four Cardiff football players and four boxers together to create this celebrity darts event,” he says.

Representing the Bluebirds will be lee Peltier, Aron Gunnarsson, Joe Ralls and Anthony Pilkington. They will go up against boxers, Lee Selby, Andrew Selby, Nathan Cleverly and Steven Robinson.

“Our guest speaker will be ex Wales and British Lion, Andy Powell, who will be introducing the players,” Darren explains.

He says that the night will be a lot of fun and a “great atmosphere with fancy dress welcome!”

Cardiff City defender, Lee Peltier describes how he has a love for football and boxing.

He states, “In Liverpool, it’s either football or boxing as the two main sports. When I can, I get to most fights.”

Follow this link, to book tickets for the event.

photo of Lee Peltier playing

Lee Peltier in action. Photo credit: Cardiff City CFC