Jamie first on dad’s memorial shield

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SIXTEEN players entered the Jim Hay Memorial Shield darts event at the Wildfowler on the Wash at Gedney Drove End, helping to raise £230 for the Leonard Cheshire home Hovenden House.

SIXTEEN players entered the Jim Hay Memorial Shield darts event at the Wildfowler on the Wash at Gedney Drove End, helping to raise £230 for the Leonard Cheshire home Hovenden House.

The event was held in memory of Jim Hay, who passed away in January, on the day prior to what would have been his birthday.

All four semi-finalists had all played in the same team as Jim at the pub more than 13 years ago, and several more people came down to watch.

The two finalists were Peter Hastings and Jim’s son Jamie, with Jamie managing to edge a very well played final to win the tournament and be the first name on his dad’s memorial shield.

Ann Parker, a volunteer for Hovenden House, went along to the evening with John Bingham, a service user.

Landlord Phil Mountfield even entered the tournament and sportingly bought a new board for the evening.

Hovenden House was chosen as this year’s charity because during Jim’s time serving in the Royal Air Force based at RAF Holbeach he would make Christmas cakes and donate to the home.

Winners of the football cards on the night were Mick Gent and Melissa Taylor, who both donated their winnings of £30 each to the charity.