A DARTS day held in Alloa has been hailed a success after it helped raise more than £600 for charity.

James Anderson organised the day at the Old Brewery as he undertakes a number of a fundraising events to raise as much cash as possible for Prostate Cancer UK.

The day of darts, which took place on Sunday, July 29, filled the pub with standing room only as 22 players contested the championship.

James said he was blown away by the support he had from the local community – and admitted that people have already told him to organise it again for next year.

He told the Advertiser: “It went really. We had 22 players in total which was brilliant for the first year. We had loads of people who came and watched as well – there wasn’t a seat left in the pub.

“It was great. We had loads of people bringing in raffles prizes as well. We had a four-person tour of Celtic Park, a signed Rangers photo, two tickets to a Hamilton Accies match and loads of shortbread and alcohol.”

Although James, who plays darts for the Old Brewery in a local league, didn’t set a fundraising target, he said the amount raised was far more than what he ever expected to achieve.

He continued: “We got just over £600 which was definitely better than we thought we’d get. I never had a target but £600 was a great amount.”

That money will now go towards the final product of another of James’ fundraising projects – a naked calendar.

In April of this year, James and his darts team stripped off in the name of charity for the calendar which will be released next year.

The money raised at the darts day will now be used to pay for the printing of those.

Paying tribute to those who helped organise the event, James said: “I want to say a big thanks to the Old Brewery; Amanda and her staff; Liz McLean for doing the draw;and Helen and Joe for doing the raffle.

“Thanks also to Fiona for keeping me sane throughout and a huge thanks to everyone who came along.”