Ixworth darts player aims to throw a million in 10 days for charity

Colin Freeman is attempting to throw a darts score of 1,000,001 in just ten days ANL-160717-193755009
Colin Freeman is attempting to throw a darts score of 1,000,001 in just ten days ANL-160717-193755009
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Darts-mad Colin Freeman is embarking on a challenge to throw a score of more than a million in just ten days.

Colin, who throws his arrows for the Ixworth Greyhound’s darts team, looks to raise as much money as possible for the CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity.

He hopes to reach a score of 100,000 each day, checking out with a 100,001 on the tenth.

Colin steps up to the oche to begin his daunting darts challenge at the Greyhound Pub on Sunday July 24, later throwing darts at pubs in Stowmarket (July 25), Bradfield Combust (July 26) and Bury St Edmunds (July 27 to August 2).

Colin said he hopes to top the million mark at the Corn Exchange in Bury on Tuesday August 2.

“On the 26th I celebrate my 62nd birthday so it’s a fair old challenge for someone my age,” said Colin.

“It’s uncharted territory really.

“I try most days to get a couple of hours practice in the afternoons so it shouldn’t be too bad on the arm.”

For the past two years Colin has challenged himself to throw 100,001 in a single session, last year helping to raise more than £900 for charity.

“When I did it two years ago it took me four hours and 42 minutes to complete it.

“The year after it took four hours 26 minutes so I am hoping to be throwing for four and a half hours a night over the ten days.”

Bury Summer Sixes Darts League, of which Ixworth Greyhound Darts Club is part, has raised £55,000 over the last 11 seasons from match subs and handing round collection tins.

For his one million dart score challenge Colin is looking for local companies to sponsor him for every 180 he hits.

If you would like to donate to the cause, please contact Colin at colin.freeman13@yahoo.com

To see his charity darts schedule, search ‘Colin Freeman’ on Facebook.