Old pal of the blog Helen José has been in touch to let me know about the wonderful and impressive achievement by local darters playing in the Jiggers Whistle Darts League, who’ve raised a whopping £1008 for Help for Heroes and West Midlands Air Ambulance charities in the last twelve months.
The Jiggers Whistle in Brownhills had an in-house darts league that was started last year in memory of two well loved Brownhills gentlemen: Gordon Cooper and David ‘Wagsy’ Wagstaff.
We now have 34 players and we play for the Gordon Cooper memorial shield and the Wagsy memorial trophy remembering these two great Brownhills men.
Through our subscriptions and football cards taken in the pub we have raised between us a massive £1,008 in our first season!
We should raise even more going forward…
Yesterday we presented £504 to a representative from Help for Heroes and a cheque for the same amount has been sent to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
We are all extremely proud at the amount of money we have raised and fantastic friendships have been built through a good ole fashioned game of darts.
The Jiggers Whistle is Brownhills very own micropub in Brownhills High Street situated in the old Starlight Photography/EE Jones store near the miner island, overseen by the Tin Mon himself!
Since opening in 2017 this lovely little pub has built up a great community and wonderful reputation for hospitality, a warm welcome and great ale.
Thanks to Helen and landlord Colin and all involved for achieving such a great result for charity! If you want to know more, pop into the pub (a great excuse if you need one!) or check out The Jiggers Whistle Facebook page here.