Gary Anderson puts shirt on more major success after fundraising effort

Anderson helped raise vital funds for a specialist school (credit:Chris Dean/PDC)

Gary Anderson helped raised £2,000 for a Glasgow school with the aid of a signed shirt raffle and now he wants to collar more major titles.

The Flying Scotsman was delighted that his Champions League-winning top was raffled on social media for a huge sum for Hazelwood School.

It was drawn by young Jumroz with Anderson's manager Tommy Gilmour and Head Teacher Karen Keith.

Now Anderson, 48, wants to put his shirt on more success. He told Live Darts: "I'm really pleased that just something I wear can do so much good.

"It's a wee bit of a surprise to me still that so much money can be raised for such a great cause. Hazelwood are close to our hearts, they do great work with the kids so it's worthwhile.

"I think it's important to go back to your roots and be in touch with the fans. It reminds you what is important in life.

"I've learnt the hard way over the years. I’ve been on the road for over 20 years now and missed so much of my kids growing up. That's probably the hardest part of the job.

"The novelty of travelling has never been a big thing for me. I like my home comforts and doing my own thing and being with my family. The jet set lifestyle certainly isn't for me!

"That's been my priority for the past year or so and it's making me happy and the results have been coming. So I'm sticking to that mentality and hopefully I will pick up a few more majors this year."

Dunvegan Darts, owned by Gilmour, raised £1,500 by selling raffle tickets to fans on social media but rounded it up to £2,000 for the school to buy specialist iPads and equipment for the children with learning difficulties.

Gilmour said: "It was a great day at the school, Burns Night of all the times. It seemed an appropriate day to be there and I'm delighted with the money raised.

"Hazelwood do amazing work with these kids and we are very proud to be associated with this. It won't be the last raffle we do."

Anderson kicks off his season at the 2019 BetVictor Masters in Milton Keynes on Friday - where he faces Darren Webster in Round One.


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