World darts champion Gary Anderson will join kind-hearted fans in hitting the charity bullseye to help the needy.
The hundreds of spectators who will pack into the Dewar’s Centre in Perth on Thursday, December 8 for the exhibition match between Scots star Anderson and English rival James Wade are being asked to bring along a bag of groceries to donate to the Perth and Kinross Foodbank.
The organisation is part of a nationwide network, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the United Kingdom.
It has foodbanks in Perth, Blairgowrie, Crieff and Pitlochry and the run-up to Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year.
Anderson, who will start the defence of his world title at the Alexandra Palace in London later next month, will be doing his bit by bringing along a bag, as will his opponent Wade.
The Scot said: “I’m really looking forward to coming back to Perth again this year.
“It was here last December that my form picked up and set me up nicely for the World Championship.
“So fingers crossed it sets me on my way for the hat-trick of titles.
“The crowd last year was amazing, what a noise they made.
“I’m hearing it could be triple the crowd this year and that, paired with the fantastic venue, means it’s going to be a great night.
“What a great touch by the promoters to get the local foodbank involved as well.
“I’ll have my bag with me to donate.”
Wade added: “Scottish crowds are always amazing and speaking to Gary about Perth last year he said it was a particularly good atmosphere so I’m buzzing for it.
“Also, like Gary, I’ll be bringing my bag along to donate to the foodbank.”
The VIP tickets for the Anderson v Wade clash have sold out but there are still a limited number of standard tickets available, costing £35.
They can be bought from the Dewar’s Centre or via info@charge-it-Scotland.com.
The match will be promoted in Perth High Street this Saturday by none other than the original Bully from cult darts quiz show Bullseye.