The Benalmádena Darts League held a fundraising darts competition earlier this month to raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The Syd Stock Blind Pairs Memorial Tournament was held in the Beer Garden Bar in Benalmádena and it raised 350 euros for the annual appeal.
The idea of the tournament was conceived after one of the regular players in the league died at the age of 90. Syd Stock, who died in 2014, was the oldest member of the league. Seeing as he was once a member of the armed forces and had served in WWII, his teammates decided to name the tournament in his honour and donate all proceeds to the Poppy Appeal.
"We started the tournament after Syd died. He was a lovely chap and was very well liked by all, so we decided to help the RBL by organising this event in his name. It's a good night and players from each team in the league turn up to participate," Alan Fitzgerald, organiser of the league, told SUR in English.
Further funds were raised on the night with a raffle and the sale of poppies.
"During the tournament everyone was very generous and we raised money in all sorts of ways. For example, we were selling poppies for five euros each," Alan explained.
The check was received by the chairman of the Torremolinos branch of the RBL, Mary le Corney, on Tuesday.
"We have had a good year with the poppy appeal and we are very grateful to the darts league for their continued support," the chairman said.