Daryl Gurney has reached his £20,000 fundraising target for the Cystic Fibrosis Care charity following his head shave which took place during the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts last month.
Gurney embarked on the fundraising event in memory of best friend Aaron McMenamin, who passed away in 2017 and the Northern Irishman pledged to lose his spiked hair if £10,000 was raised.
That target was reached prior to the tournament and Gurney’s head shave took place following the opening night of the event, broadcast live on the BBC. Several high-profile stars contributed to the donations and they’ve continued to pour in since, with the total now exceeding the £20,000 mark.
“It’s brilliant to reach the target, I want to thank everyone who contributed whether it was 50p or thousands of pounds,” said Gurney. “All the money raised is going to a great cause in memory of my best friend who dies aged just 29 and his sister who passed away six months earlier aged 24.
“The funds raised will help families coping with Cystic Fibrosis which can be a real struggle. One day when I turn up to the charity with a big cheque I’m sure it will put a big smile on peoples’ faces. My hair is starting to grow back which I’m pleased about, I’m definitely not keeping it this short!”
Gurney remains in contention for his third major PDC title at the Grand Slam of Darts, where he takes on third seed Michael Smith for a place in the quarter-finals on Wednesday in Wolverhampton.
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