Dart marathon raises charity cash

Back row (from left): Steve Boryszczuk, White Hart pub manager Lynn Dobson, Richard Boryszczuk, Graham Boryszczuk, community champion for Tesco Market Rasen Jenny Stimpson. Front row: Alzheimer's Society fundraiser Hayley Laura Child (left) and Michelle Boryszczuk.
Back row (from left): Steve Boryszczuk, White Hart pub manager Lynn Dobson, Richard Boryszczuk, Graham Boryszczuk, community champion for Tesco Market Rasen Jenny Stimpson. Front row: Alzheimer's Society fundraiser Hayley Laura Child (left) and Michelle Boryszczuk.
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A DARTS marathon has raised more than £1,000 for an Alzheimer’s charity.

Steve Boryszczuk - whose wife Michelle was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when she was just 39 years old - organised a 12-hour darts marathon at Lissington’s White Hart pub and managed to raise £1,280 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

People packed out the pub from 11am to 11pm and at one point there was about 60 people on a waiting list to take part.

Steve, 46, from Snelland Road, Wickenby, said: “It’s absolutely brilliant – I wasn’t expecting to raise anywhere near this amount so I’m really pleased.”

Former Market Rasen secretary Michelle, 42, is now in the final stages of the disease and cannot talk or feed herself.

Steve - who fears the couple’s two grown-up sons Richard and Graham and one-year-old granddaughter might have inherited the disease - wants to raise money to help find a cure for the condition.

Community champion for Tesco Market Rasen, Jenny Stimpson said she would like to congratulate Steve on his achievement.

A team from the store – whose charity of the year is the Alzheimer’s Society - went along to take part in the marathon.

Steve also organised a raffle and auction featuring a signed Lincoln City shirt and football and signed breeches from flat jockeys at Doncaster and jump jockeys at Market Rasen.

A quiz to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society will take place a the White Hart pub on Friday, December 23 at 8pm.