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Darts And Football Legends Raise Money For Poppy Scotland

The fundraising darts night hosted legendary footballers and darts champions.

Legends from the darts world were joined by heroes from the football field for a special fundraising event in Scotland last Friday.

BDO world champion in 2004 and winner of 14 titles during his 23-year career in professional darts, Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham, used his skills at the event to raise money for the Poppy Scotland appeal.

'The Viking' spoke about what the cause meant to him: "I just think it's something that should never ever be forgotten.

"What some of these people went through, a hundred years ago, it was just horrendous.

"Some of the films that are put out these days, you couldn't even dream about being there."

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Members of the legendary Rangers 9 in a row winning side, such as Andy Goram, joined Fordham for the Poppy Scotland darts night at Ibrox stadium.

Andy Goram, a former Rangers & Scotland goalkeeper, said: "I think it's quite obvious to everyone throughout the years at Rangers the connection we've got with [the military] side of it.

"We support them a million per cent because of what they've done. It's iconic, 'lest we forget'.

"The forces are here all the time for the games - so they've supported us down the years, so obviously we're going to support them."

The club has a long history of supporting the Armed Forces, and nights like the fundraiser play a vital part in helping the charity in the work it does.

Fans went along to watch some of the legends of the darts world face off against their footballing icons.

Gary ‘Big Robbo’ Robson, former BDO World Darts trophy winner, said: "It's not the first time I've worked for Poppy Scotland but I've also done a lot for Help the Heroes. Anything to do with that.

"Obviously you can't imagine what they went through and we need to give them every bit of support - financial as well as every other way possible."

With Remembrance Sunday approaching, the charity is gearing up for its annual push to raise funds for our veterans.