Thanks to Rob Franks, the Dorset and England international disabled cricketer and budding darts player, the World Disability Darts Association (WDDA) and Winmau are both donating equipment to Diverse Abilities to give adults the disability charity supports the opportunity to play darts. A presentation with Rob and Russ Strobel from the WDDA will be taking place at 11am on Monday 6 October at the charity’s day opportunities centre Barnabas in Poole.
Equipment being donated from the WDDA is a Wildfire Solo frame, which will allow the adults that use a wheelchair to play darts easily, as the board is lower plus it is portable and lightweight so it can be moved around for the adults to use. Winmau is donating two dart boards and a laser oche, which ensures a perfect throw line and is easily adjustable – perfect for the adults supported by the charity.
As a keen supporter of Diverse Abilities, Rob Franks is also raising money for the charity at the first ever disabled World Darts Masters in Hull on 11 October. Those wishing to donate and help raise funds to continue the vital services offered by Diverse Abilities can sponsor Rob at www.justgiving.com/robfranksdarts
Rob Franks, who is sponsored by Darts Performance Centre in New Milton, said: “Diverse Abilities is a fantastic charity supporting people in Dorset and as I am about to play in my first-ever disabled darts masters, I thought to myself why not raise money for this amazing charity at the same time. By promoting this event on social media, the WDDA and Winmau kindly offered to donate darts equipment to the charity of which I am very thankful for.”
Chelsey Mills, Deputy Head of Barnabas, said: “We are really grateful to both Winmau and the WDDA for their kind donation. We aim to provide the adults we support a range of activities and it will be fantastic that the adults we support can have a go at playing darts. A massive thank you goes to Rob Franks too, for supporting Diverse Abilities.”
For further information about Diverse Abilities call 01202 718266.