Seven years strong: Mark Cross’ Charity Darts Day is back - with auction lots including a boxing glove signed by heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

Mark Cross (centre), pictured here presenting a cheque for £6,000 to the Oncology department at Pete

Mark Cross (centre), pictured here presenting a cheque for £6,000 to the Oncology department at Peterborough City Hospital, is hosting his 7th annual Darts Day on March 11. - Credit: Archant

A Liverpool shirt signed by the entire 2005 Champions League winning squad, a Manchester United 1996 FA Cup final shirt signed by Eric Cantona and a framed Michael van Gerwen darts shirt are among selection of items up for grabs at this year’s Charity Darts Day, held by March man Mark Cross.

This Tottenham shirt, signed by the 2015/16 squad, is one of the lots at Mark Cross' Charity Darts D

This Tottenham shirt, signed by the 2015/16 squad, is one of the lots at Mark Cross' Charity Darts Day. - Credit: Archant

Gerwen darts shirt are among selection of items up for grabs at this year’s Charity Darts Day, held by March man Mark Cross.

Brave policeman Mark battled and beat breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2009 and ever since receiving the all clear has raised a staggering £36,329 for the Oncology Department at Peterborough City Hospital that saved his life.

The money raised has so far purchased an ultra sound machine for the Chemotherapy Department, comfortable chairs to enhance the treatment of both chemotherapy and radiotherapy patients, nurses have enjoyed training courses that they otherwise would not have been able to attend and funding the purchase of two Sky Ceilings for a view of a summer sky whilst patients lay on their backs for prolonged periods of time for treatment.

This Manchester United 1996 FA Cup final shirt signed by Eric Cantona is up for grabs at Mark Cross'

This Manchester United 1996 FA Cup final shirt signed by Eric Cantona is up for grabs at Mark Cross' Charity Darts Day. - Credit: Archant

Last year’s event raised £6,000 which has funded a radiotherapy trials radiographer so the hospital can improve their recruitment into radiotherapy clinical trials.


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Attendees can look forward to a range of darts games including cricket triples, pairs (darts players teamed up with non-darts players) and singles when doors open at 11.30am, and the draws for the competitions taking place at 1pm on Saturday March 11.

The day will include a tombola, grand auction and draw.

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All of the eight dartboards have already been sponsored, but if anyone would like to donate a prize please contact Mark Cross on 01354 658343/07790 845456 or alternatively email cross.mark1@sky.com.

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