Another Great Night And Amazing Money Raised At The 2nd JDF Darts Comp!

JDF Darts Comp II

Once again the dart community pulled together and stepped up again in a truly great night of darts and fun all in the memory of Jack.

65 players entered the competition, with half of the entry fee from everyone going straight to the JDRF.

Also on the night was the usual raffle, spectacularly run by Angela Humphreys. She will get money from people for the raffle. Period.

The trophy on the night once again went to Charlie Jackson from Waterlooville beating Luke Getty in a great match. Charlie was also the winner of the very first event back in April. 

You cant say the other players didn’t have their chances though. Many legs and games went his way through the opponents missing doubles. But, if you don’t hit them you don’t win so well done Charlie…. (aka, The Ginger Ninja)

JDF Winner darts

The usual antics ensued with the fireman suit darts, Loz stepped up to do his bit here. It was like playing against Darth Vader for his opponent!

loz playing in fire suit

The auction prizes went down really well, there were some fabulous prizes. Golf days, darts tournament tickets, a fantastic tool kit among a few.

There was also a signed Wayne Mardle shirt and a real collectors piece, a Jack Dowding shirt signed by a load of the famous players of today including Micheal Van Gerwen.

signed darts shirt

All in all the whole evening went really well with every game played in good spirits. The dart players may have won the event but its the togetherness of the people that make these events.

It is really appreciated by all of Jacks family that these events go down so well.

A big thank you from them to everyone who turned out for the night.

The grand total on the evening was £1960, this is from raffle sales, the auction, young Ryan Cousins selling his awesome cakes, various spontaneous donations and the entry fees.


Loz’s friend Martyn added another £40 at the end saying “£2000 sounds better”…

We couldn’t agree more.

A big shout out to the two finalists too, Charlie and Luke both donated their winnings back into the pot. Top work gents.

All in all a great night.

jacks logo on display


jacks family





action dart shot

A big thank you once again.

Huge shout outs to all the staff at the Bitterne Park Social club, Angela and Trevor, everyone that played, everyone that watched, and the darts organiser supremo – Stefan Evrard.

Your donations will go to great use.

Until the next time.

Cheers Jack.




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JDF Darts Tournament Part II – Get Ready For This!

jdf darts 2

It’s back again!

The next JDF darts competition is being held on 7th December at Bitterne Park Social Club this year.

Last time the event was a tremendous success. The total raised on that night was over £2500. If we can achieve even half of that again that would be great.

For a taste of what’s to come check out this post on the last event!

There are plans for a raffle and an auction on the night too. The last event had some cracking prizes such as signed darts shirts, games consoles, days out plus much more!

If anyone has any prizes they would like to donate then please take them to the Bitterne Park Social club and see Trevor Carr.

You can also contact Loz Dowding on 07384238696

Raffle prizes can be brought down on the night, even if its a bottle of wine that is good enough!

So – lets do it again, grab your darts, leave the car at home and come down for a fun night in which we will raise lots of money for the JDRF in Jack’s Memory.

For further details please contact Stefen Evrard on 07470092481

JDF Darts Comp II

In his words: Let’s Get It On

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Jack’s Nan To Run 10K For Charity – This Is Quite Something!!

jacks nan to run 10K

This is truly inspirational. Jack’s Nan, Nita Parker is running the Great South Run on 22nd October and all donations will be for JDRF.

You can sponsor her via the button at the bottom of this page.

100% of all proceeds will go straight to JDRF going towards more groundbreaking research.

jack and his nan nita

Running 10K is not something that people can just do overnight. This has taken lots of training and effort to get to this stage. Something will should all applaud.

Nita has been running three times per week.

She says she has only managed 10K twice before but hopes to make that right before the main event on 22nd October!

Currently Nita is taking part in the event on her own but would love to know if there are any like-minded people of similar age who would like to join her??

Nita and the JDRF would welcome any donations – no matter how small.

Go Nita!!


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Cracking Night At The Darts As Jack’s Team Clean Up!

jacks team clean up at the darts

The summer 2017 season ended with a boom as Jack’s team Hedge End Club ended up winners of the division 1.

It was a tough season with a few ups and downs but they got over the line. Jack’s Dad Laurence hit the winning double in the last league match of the season to secure the points meaning Hedge End Club were out of reach and had won the league.

A fitting end you could say.

The silverware didn’t stop there and the team were not finished yet.

On finals night representatives from the team were also in the Singles and Doubles competitions.

Steve Perren took on Dean Cole (Bishops Waltham) in the semi final of his singles. After winning that he then went on to beat Roger Jeans (Park Gate) in the final after a nail-biting finish.

Massive well done to Steve.

steve perren winner singles 2017

Next up was the doubles competition. Steve Perren again was involved with his partner and Jack’s dad Laurence Dowding.

These two won this competition in the Winter and looked to make it back to back doubles winners.

They delivered and won the event again!

They beat Andy Spreadbury and Colin Rich (Bold Forester) and then went on to win in other close contest against Andy Reynolds and Alan Sawyer (Black Dog)

They also picked up the prize for the quickest pairs leg throughout the season – a quality 12 darter.

pairs winners 2017 darts

They have carved out a bit of a reputation in this competition now and will no doubt look to extend this run in the future competitions.

It means a lot to them both winning this as Steve and Loz go back many years and have been close friends for a long time.

Great stuff champs!

Other awards included the quickest singles leg won by John Banks, and Steve Perren again picked up two more honours – the most 180s and highest outshot 170.

winner quickest leg 2017

They don’t come much higher than that.

So a full clean sweep.

Every event Hedge End Club entered this season they won!

Hedge End Club Darts Team 2017

Jack would have been very proud of his team this season.

A cracking season, full of great laughs, a few heated debates (which is good) and some blinding arrows.

Here’s to a few more….

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Sean Dowding Gets Tough And Muddy For The JDRF!

sean dowding tough mudder

Massive well done and thanks to Sean Dowding who competed in one of the Tough Mudder events a while ago.

He and 3 friends entered the event as a personal challenge to themselves and all raised funds for their chosen charities.

Sean, a relative of Jack chose to do his raising money and awareness for the JDRF.

Here is a shot of the fellas looking rather clean before the event. Great to see Sean with the JDF logo on his shirt.

tough mudder before

The event went really well and everyone completed it.

Hats off to Sean and his mates for competing and raising some funds for their causes.


Sean says: ” It was a really well organised event, and despite pulling a muscle in my back, being extremely wet and muddy (as you’d expect!) and shocked by a few thousand volts before crossing the finish line, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience! Plus I raised some money and awareness for JDRF, which was the main objective :-)”



Sean managed to raise an amazing £155 for the charity and would have also spread some much needed awareness. We love the logo you had blown up on the shirt too Sean!

Sean’s Tough Mudder link is still up should anyone wish to pop a donation in. No matter how small.

You can find his link here! >> SEAN DOWDING TOUGH MUDDER

Well done again to Sean and his friends for competing in the event!

Sean has already signed up to run again next year!

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