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Article: £32,000 raised for the Stroke Association at Betfred World Matchplay

£32,000 raised for the Stroke Association at Betfred World Matchplay

Betfred will donate £32,000 to the Stroke Association following their charity activity at the record-breaking 2020 Betfred World Matchplay.

The title sponsors of the World Matchplay pledged £50 per 180 hit during the tournament as well as a £10,000 bonus should last year's total of 330 be matched or beaten.

That record tally was beaten during the final between Gary Anderson and Dimitri Van den Bergh, with the final total of 333 securing £16,650 as well as the £10,000 bonus.

In addition, stars from the event took part in a special Nine-Dart Challenge, with Betfred donating £1 per point scored.

The total of £32,000 will now be donated to the Stroke Association, who were chosen as this year's partner in support of Sky Sports commentator Rod Studd - who also provides expert analysis on darts and rugby league for Betfred - who is currently recovering from a recent stroke.

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

"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."

Last year's Betfred World Matchplay saw a total of £32,000 raised for Parkinson's UK, for whom former Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark is a celebrity supporter.

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