Charity darts match raises money to say thank you for the care given to a March baby when she was born prematurely

Baby Effie with her parents Peter Whittlesey and Jade Peachey

Baby Effie with her parents Peter Whittlesey and Jade Peachey - Credit: Archant

A big thank you has been sent to everybody who helped raise nearly £3,000 for the Sick Children’s Trust which supports parents whose children are at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Fund raiser for baby Effie at the GER in March

Fund raiser for baby Effie at the GER in March - Credit: Archant

A charity darts match, raffle and quiz was organised at the GER in March to give something back to the trust as a thank you for their support when Effie Whittlesey was born prematurely.

Now six months old and doing well, she spent four weeks in Addenbrooke’s and a further four in Hinchinbrooke until nursing staff were happy to allow her home.

Born in February at just 27 weeks (13 weeks early) she weighed a tiny 2lb 4oz at Addenbrookes where The Sick Children’s Trust charity helped by giving her parents Peter Whittlesey and Jade Peachey a place to stay on site.

Mum Jade said: “We are overwhelmed and so thankful for how much has been raised. We plan to carry on with more events. Next time we will donate to Hinchinbrooke.”

Fund raiser for baby Effie at the GER in March

Fund raiser for baby Effie at the GER in March - Credit: Archant


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Family friend Joanne Anderson said: “Having that support meant so much and we all wanted to be able to give something back so they can continue their good work for other families.

“Massive thanks go to the GER for use of the venue, Smurfitt Kappa who sponsored the whole event including providing money for the darts trophies, quiz prizes, a board sponsor and various other costs so that every penny we raised could go to the charity.”

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A total of 42 players turned out. Winners of the pairs was Mick Wyles and Jack Emery.

Runners up were Roger Atkins and Simon Bewley who shared their trophy with youngest player Danielle, 9 who lost out in the round before. Winners of the triples were Joanne Anderson, Paul Wenn and Leon Womak.

Runners up were Brian Jones, Andy Findley and Roger Atkins.

There was also a tombola, raffle and golf bag draw on the day.

In the evening was a quiz with around 15 teams and another raffle.

The event has raised just under £3,000.

• Other business support came from Acushnet, Kirbys Castles, Fenland Hot Tubs, Stacey Speed.

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