Betfred To Donate £32k To Stroke Association

Betfred will donate £32,000 to the Stroke Association following its charitable participation at the 2020 World Matchplay.

Betfred, which was the title sponsor of this year’s event, has already announced a promise to donate £ 50 per 180 hit during the game, as well as a £ 10,000 bonus to equal or surpass last year’s total of 330.

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “I’m delighted to be writing such a big cheque, especially after a record breaking number of 180s this week.

“It was fitting that Dimitri Van den Bergh was the player to hit the 180 which took us beyond last year’s total before he went on to take a well-deserved victory, and we congratulate him on his success.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, PDC staff and Sky Sports for putting on such an entertaining event in challenging times.”

Betfred has contributed £ 1 per point earned in the ‘Nine-Dart Challenge’ by players. The funds raised during the event will be donated to the Stroke Foundation, who, in support of Sky Sports presenter Rod Studd, have been chosen as partner this year.

Studd also provides for Betfred, who is still recovering from a recent stroke, with expert advice on darts and rugby league.

The previous record donation was broken in the final between Gary Anderson and eventual winner Dimitri Van den Bergh, who became the first sports debutant champion in 26 years, winning £16,650 in the overall sum of 333 plus the £ 10,000 bonus.