Chelsea Financial Services held a 24-hour 'dartathon' last month as part of industry-wide charity initiative CASCAID, which is aiming to raise a total of £1m for Cancer Research UK.
Teams from across the industry lined up to challenge Chelsea Financial Services managing director Darius McDermott and his team. So far, the event has raised a total of £22,425.
McDermott was joined by Sam Holder, Felix Wintle, Andy Aitken, Stuart McDermott and Chris Salih, who played darts for 24 hours from 1pm on 21 April through to the same time the next day.
On the night, 34 bullseyes were recorded as well as two 180s, and the sweepstakes for each were won respectively by Matt Woodbridge (Barclays) and Peter Beckett (Schroders). Meanwhile, the 'closest to the bullseye' game was won by Chelsea's Holder.
A competition to see who could score the most points with the same number of darts in an hour slot was won by the Fidelity team, with Downing second and Chelsea third.
McDermott commented: "Our industry does not necessarily get the credit for the work it does behind the scenes, so this was a flagship way of raising money for a good cause and I am very pleased to be part of it.
"Darts is one of the things we have done consistently as a firm, whether it is the two big darting events each year or the Christmas darts lunch, so we thought darts would be a fun event, but also a decent challenge to play for 24 hours."
However, he added there were some very tired arms towards the end of the event: "The hours from 6am to 1pm on the Saturday were incredibly tough but it was good to do a proper challenge."
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