***UPDATED: Darts & Doughnuts help grant wishes of kids diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses

***Updated on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 7:49am

The Chaleur region sure does love its doughnuts!

The Children's Wish Foundation Bathurst's Facebook page says the group recently sold 244 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts in an effort to raise money to grant wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.

That's twice as many doughnuts as anywhere else in the province of New Brunswick.

Saint John sold 82 dozen, Fredericton sold 120 dozen, 109 dozen were sold in Miramichi, while Moncton unloaded 56 dozen.

Meanwhile, the group raised approximately $20,000 at its 15th annual 'Shoot for the Stars' dart tournament at the Bathurst Labour Union Hall on Saturday.

Since it began fifteen years ago, the initiative has raised more than $262,000.

Children's Wish Foundation Bathurst's Julie Doucet says 75 wishes have been granted to date in the Chaleur region and that the foundation is currently working to grant an additional eight local wishes.

Doucet says each wish costs an average of $10,000 to be realized.

Chrildren's Wish Foundation Bathurst - Facebook

Chrildren's Wish Foundation Bathurst - Facebook