Dean with Katie and Allan

Dean with Katie and Allan

Hallam FM’s charity Cash for Kids have welcomed a new member to the team after darts hotshot Dean ‘Over the top’ Winstanley agreed to become a patron of the South Yorkshire charity.

Dean, ranked 26th in the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and finished in the last 16 of this years PDC World Championship, grew up in Swinton and joins Ross the Boss Burkinshaw in supporting the charities fundraising activities and raising awareness of its funding, which is handed out to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children across South Yorkshire.

Last year, the charity raised over £1 million and helped over 62,500 children. Cash for Kids organise a variety of events including Win your Wedding, Mission Christmas and Superhero Day, which takes place on May 15.

Cash for Kids holds various grant rounds throughout the year so families, organisations and even other charities can apply for its funding.

Dean, 34, said:  “As a proud father I have supported many charities and individuals and this exciting partnership gives me the opportunity to help Cash for Kids support many children across South Yorkshire. Fundraising is hard work, it’s music to my ears that all the money raised stays local. It is fantastic to see a grant fund support so many local children and causes, I can’t wait to get started.”

Allan Ogle, charity manager at Cash for Kids added: “We are incredibly excited to have Dean come and join our team. He is very passionate and brings a wealth of experience which will help support Cash for Kids in our mission to increase the quality of life of thousands of children across South Yorkshire.”

For more information about Cash for Kids, how to apply for funding and to check out Deans profile, visit

About Cash For Kids:

Cash for Kids is Bauer Radio’s network of local charities, which operate across 21 areas around the UK. Our mission is to respond to the needs of children in our communities, and we aspire to enable all children to live life to the full and achieve their individual potential.

With cash raised locally each charity guarantees that the generous donations made by listeners will go towards bringing hope, healing and happiness to children in their community. All the money raised on behalf of Cash for Kids stays in the area it was raised in providing a helping hand when and where it is needed most.

Last year, Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids raised £1,034,000 and supported 65,521 local children.

Dean patron of the cash for kids charity

Dean patron of the cash for kids charity

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Team MDA Qualify for the 2015 UK Open

MDA Promotions are very proud to be able to say that all our four managed players have qualified for the 2015 UK Open finals in Minehead, which will be shown live on ITV4 in March.

James Wilson, qualifies 34th in the order of merit.
Daryl Gurney, qualifies 24th in the order of merit.
Dean Winstanley, qualifies 43rd in the order of merit.
Stuart Kellett, qualifies 65th in the order of merit.

team MDA qualify for UK Open

team MDA qualify for UK Open

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New Sponsor Deal for James Wilson

MDA promotions are delighted to announce that James Wilson has signed a 2 year deal with Soho and Derby based clothing company Weekend Offender.

Director Aaron Thalmann commented “ We are excited about getting involved with darts and James Wilson. We work closely with Clifton Mitchell (James’ manager) and we appear on all of SAUK uniforms. We look forward to a long relationship with James,MDA promotions and Mitchell promotions as James’ journey in the PDC begins.”

“ I am so happy to have such fantastic backing and can’t wait to represent a fantastic brand on my shirt, I am looking forward to visiting Derby and London in the coming months” PDC newcomer James Wilson.

James plays this weekend in Wigan looking to qualify for the UK open next month in Minehead.

Follow Weekend offender on Twitter – @weekendoffender

Weekend Offender sponsors


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Darts Exhibition; SHOWDOWN in Birmingham

MDA and MODUS present a new darts exhibition coming late 2015…


10th December 2015

Showdown posterVenue:  The Venue Edgebaston, 100 Icknield port road, Birmingham, B16 0AA


The worlds best PDC players will be challenged by some of Birminghams finest:

  • Michael Van Gerwen
  • Stephen Bunting
  • Kim Huybrechts
  • Dean Winstanley
  • Bobby Nixon
  • Dean Stewart
  • Ron Hawker

This will be an 8 man KO playing to a winner on the night.  Tickets are priced as follows:

Seated – £30 or 10 for £250, this includes:

Reserved table seat
Waited tables

VIP – £55 or 5 for £250, this includes:

VIP meet and greet with all the players
Reserved table seat
Front section seating
Waited tables


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MDA Sign James Wilson

We are very pleased to be able to announce that our latest recruit is the former BDO world number 1, James ‘Jammie Dodger’ Wilson.

We were delighted that James agreed to sign with us, as he is an exciting prospect, and his first job was to secure a PDC tour card, which he did outright at the Q School in Wigan.

We look forward to helping James reach his true potential in the PDC.  We commissioned a website for James which can be found here.

James signs contract

James signs contract with Matt Ward and Clifton Mitchel


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Over the Top 2015 Announced

MDA and MODUS darts present…


3rd July, 2015.  Barnsley Metrodome, Queens Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1An.

After the huge success of OVER THE TOP this November we are pleased to announce that the event will return in 2015!

  • Gary Anderson – 2014 players champion
  • Michael Van Gerwen – 2014 World champion
  • Dean Winstanley – Former BDO world number 1
  • Dennis Priestley – 2 Time champion of the world
  • Kim Huybrechts – World cup finalist
  • Vincent Van Der Voort – Austrian open winner
  • Tony O Shea – Former BDO world finalist
  • Peter Manley – Former PDC number 1
  • Stephen Bunting – BDO world champion 2014

Tickets are on sale now – BUY HERE.

Bronze £15 each – tiered seating
Silver £25 each – Floor table seated
Gold VIP £60 each.

Gold tickets include:-

  • Early entry
  • Meet and greet
  • Front section tables with waited table service

over the top 2015

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Bret Hart Tour Gallery

Bret Hart met hundreds of his fans on our recent tour – see our gallery of images below!


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Stuart Kellett Wins OTT 2014

More info and galleries to come, but for now, well done to MDA’s own Stuart Kellett for a great set of results!


Stuart Kellett 4-2 James Wilson

Darren Johnson 4-3 Paul Nicholson
Adrian Lewis 4-2 Stephen Bunting
Dean Winstanley 2-4 Andy Hamilton
Stuart Kellett  4-3 Wes Newton

Adrian Lewis 4-2 Darren Johnson
Stuart Kellett 4-3 Andy Hamilton

Stuart Kellett 4-2 Adrian Lewis

Thanks to all who came we hope we delivered a great event. Special thanks to Stephen Bunting for filling in last minute. Thanks again awesome!

Kellett with Matt OTT 2014

Kellett with Matt OTT 2014

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Over the Top Information

OVER THE TOP 2014 is this Friday and we cannot wait!

Some information for everyone attending

  • VIP doors open – 5PM
  • Silver doors open – 6.15PM
  • Bronze doors open – 6.30PM
Barnsley venue in 2013

The Barnsley venue setup

Please be aware Golds have reserved seating so please remember to announce at the front desk the person(s) who ordered the tickets.

Silver tickets are unreserved but every ticket has a seat the earlier you arrive the better the view.

Bronze tickets have the tiered seating view at unreserved basis.

Don’t worry as we have 12 foot screens capturing all the action with our 4 cameras on the board you wont miss a dart.

We are looking at a 7.15PM start for the darts with Mark Webster and Stuart Kellett kicking us off first.

Tickets are available on the door at £20 for Bronze but these are limited.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

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Ric Flair Tour


Rick Flair Tour 2015

@ 7 Venues across the UK

The tour’s Facebook page can be found here.

May 24th 2015

Ric Flair tour dates posterHeart of Midlothian Football Club – TICKETS HERE
Tynecastle Stadium
Gorgie Road
EH11 2NL

May 25th 2015

Newcastle Falcons – TICKETS HERE
Kingston park
Brunton road
Newcastle upon tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE13 8AF

May 26th 2015

Headingley Carnegie cricket ground – TICKETS HERE
Kirkstall lane

May 27th 2015

Ric Flair tour dates posterDerby County FC – TICKETS HERE
IPRO stadium
Pride Park
DE24 8XL

May 28th 2015

Leicester city FC - TICKETS HERE
King power stadium
Filbert way

May 29th 2015

Portsmouth pyramids – TICKETS HERE
Clarence Esplanade
P05 3ST

May 30th 2015

Bolelyn Ground  – TICKETS HERE
Green St,
Upton Park,
E13 9AZ

We have been informed that if Arsenal reach the FA cup final then the Woolwich suite at the Emirates would be used to beam back to the match from Wembley! Obviously there is a chance that Arsenal may not make the final but the last opportunity of us definitely knowing would be mid April! We have been offered West Ham today and have took the opportunity as we don’t want to be left with no venue and no London date. All ticket holders will be informed of the change and if you have purchased tickets you don’t have to do anything all info will be on the ticket posted out in 7 weeks!

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