Leighton Hits The Exhibition Circuit. World Youth Champ Helps raise Charity Funds.

A few weeks back Leighton Bennett showed his skills at an exhibition to raise funds for a Sleaford nursing home. The 14 year old is in the middle of a remarkable run of success and has not been slow to experience another part of life as an elite player!

From left to right: Brenda Swain, Hazel Whittaker, (Manger of Glenholme) John Stanton and Leighton Bennett.

The exhibition was held at the Electra Club, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, hosted by Brenda Swain the owner.

A Raffle and Auction on the night raised a total of £800.00, for an Interactive Table for the residents who live at the Glenholme Nursing Home in Sleaford. A further £800.00 was donated to the cause by Kent Phippen, owner of Glenhome.

The event was organised by John Stanton, who would like to thank everyone who attended and gave so generously on the night, thank you to Ian Tilley for Mcing, Brenda Swain for her support, and Leighton Bennett for the superb evening of entertainment.

Overall a successful evening was had by all raising a total of £1,600 for a worthy cause.

DW – It is excellent to see young Leighton already taking part in the type of fund raising, and entertainment, that plays a significant role in the career of a top fight player. The amount raised by darts players and their supporters is always very impressive and looks like it will continue to be so.

Report and photo courtesy of; Rosemary Stanton

Addition comment in italics by DW editorial staff.