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darts Wins Award

darts wins the Doncaster Chamber Third Sector Organisation 20/21

Two schoolchildren smile at each other and wave their arms at a music performance with darts - Doncaster Community Arts

Huge celebrations are in order as darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is awarded Doncaster Chamber’s Third Sector Business Organisation 20/21 at the twelfth annual Business Awards.

It was an award ceremony with a difference – hosted by Welcome to Yorkshire CEO James Mason and entirely virtual, with online performances, networking and announcements and nominees waiting at home to see who would win each category.

This is a significant win for darts – not only has it been a hugely challenging year to keep people creative and connected during the Covid-19 global pandemic, but it is also darts’ 30th Birthday.

Over 100 entries were submitted for the 14 competitive categories. The winners were announced by sponsor judges having passed through a rigorous two-stage judging process that included a written application and interview.

The judges (including representatives from Doncaster Chamber and Sponsors of the Award, Godfrey Atherton) said of darts:

Fantastic response to a dramatically changed landscape in the way to offer services to clients in the pandemic whilst continuing to have a wide reaching impact on the creative sector and wider community across the whole town - surely one of the most inclusive organisations around and has done so much to boost the creative temperature locally and increase our low levels of engagement with the arts and creativity. The multiplier effective of working to create; makers, programmers and producers will surely pay long term benefits...it is very difficult to find an area for improvement for this entrant!

darts’ CEO, Duncan Robertshaw said:

This award is testament to the incredible passion, determination and commitment shown by all of our staff, trustees and volunteers this past year. The arts and creativity have such a vital role in Doncaster residents’ health, wellbeing and education and will have a central place in the borough’s post-Covid recovery. We are so pleased to have been recognised for our resilience and vision at such a critical time

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