A Trowbridge man is organising a fundraising darts tournament on Saturday in memory of his late father, an enthusiastic player who died of cancer three years ago.

Christopher Deadman Snr, of Manor Close, died in September 2009, aged 61, of bowel and liver cancer. The tournament, organised by his son Ben, 28, also of Manor Close, will be held at the John Bull pub in Studley Green, and will raise money for Dorothy House hospice.

Ben Deadman said: “When dad was ill we were able to look after him at home thanks to Dorothy House. Without them we couldn’t have done anything really.

“We have raised a bit of money for them before, but it seemed a good time to do some more.

“Most of the money will go to the hospice, but if we get enough we will send some to the new cancer unit at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

“Dad used to enjoy playing darts with his team at the TA centre, until he had to stop due to his arthritis. It is a good way to remember him.”

Mr Deadman ran the Territorial Army centre in Bythesea Road for 28 years and worked as a bus driver for children at Larkrise School.

The tournament kicks off at about 1pm, and all entrants must be registered to play by 12.45pm.

Entry costs £6 per person.