BoyleSports donates £10,000 to Parkinson's UK

BoyleSports is donating £10,000 to Parkinson's UK following a week of stellar darts at the BoyleSports World Grand Prix.

BoyleSports was the title sponsor for the tournament, hosted at the Morningside Arena in Leicester. Jonny Clayton was crowned champion.

The Welshman helped increase the pot by £1,000 after BoyleSports pledged a donation of £500 for every match in which a 'full house' was achieved during the World Grand Prix. This is where a player wins the game, hits the most 180s and achieves the highest finish.

Clayton hit 2 of the 12 full houses during the 7 nights of action, meaning a total of £6,000 had been raised by the time he beat compatriot Gerwyn Price in the final on Saturday 9 October. But BoyleSports announced afterwards they would boost the pot further, taking the total donation to £10,000.

Parkinson's UK is a former charity partner of the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation), and former Sky Sports darts presenter Dave Clark is a celebrity supporter of the organisation.

Dave Clark said:

"I am so thrilled that the BoyleSports World Grand Prix has raised £10,000 for Parkinson's UK. There are around 145,000 people in the UK who, like me, are living with Parkinson's. It's the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, so finding a cure really can't wait. This fantastic support by BoyleSports will help fund research into the condition so that new, more effective treatments can be developed."

Following his victory, Clayton told BoyleSports:

"Dave Clark, what a man! We were all trying to put money into that pot when we heard it was for such a great charity. I was happy to get 2 [full houses], but for BoyleSports to raise it to £10,000 is just fantastic."

Leon Blanche, Head of Communications for BoyleSports, said: 

"There is no doubt they all tried to hit that full house because last year there were only 8; this year there were 12. We're delighted to support such a worthy cause and we hope this donation helps Parkinson's UK with the great work that they do."

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Funding groundbreaking research and life-changing services is a big job. And we can't do it alone.

That's why we're always looking for pioneering and driven companies to partner with. Companies that share our values and our ultimate goal of finding a cure and improving life for everyone with Parkinson's.