Charity Darts Challenge on point for Sport Relief

John Nicholls Building and Plumbing merchants on Telford Road, Bicester challenged their customers, suppliers and staff to beat Darts legend Andy “The Viking” Fordham at its Bicester merchant on Friday 23rd March in aid of Sport Relief.

After a week of practising in our 10 branches across Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire, staff and customers were excited to challenge The Viking to a darts game of 301.

Congratulations to Will Cook and Ernie Aris who were the only ones who beat Andy Fordham with an outshot of 16 and 8 respectively. Several people from the local darts community in Oxfordshire also came to take on the 2004 World Champion, with one participant commenting “it’s not every day you get to challenge a World Champion and someone you have watched on TV for many years, thank you to John Nicholls for organising this great event”.

This event alone raised nearly £300 for Sport Relief – thank you to everyone who donated and took on The Viking. Throughout the week we raised over £500 across all our branches.

Andrew Nicholls, CEO of John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd said “We’re thrilled to be raising money for Sport Relief; it’s a fantastic charity that really makes a positive contribution to the lives of vulnerable people within the UK and the world. It’s been great to see so many customers and staff get involved with our darts challenge and we’re confident that we will raise a significant amount for Sport Relief”.

Note to editors

John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd is the leading independent Building and Plumbing Merchant operating via a network of ten Building & Timber and Plumbing & Heating branches and four Kitchen and Bathroom showrooms across Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire. To find out more about our business visit

About Sport Relief 2018

Whatever Moves You, do it for Sport Relief.

Sport Relief brings the nation together to get active, raise money and change lives, and it’s back from 17th to 23rd March. Whether you do it for fun, for fitness or simply just to make a difference, get active, raise money, and change lives this Sport Relief.

About Comic Relief

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