A bit of fun on the greens

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

LAWN BOWLS: A day on the bowls green on Satur­day was all about hav­ing fun and at the same time rais­ing funds for the Ro­tary Lodge at Bund­aberg.

The Mar­shall Open Bowls Day is held an­nu­ally at the Biggen­den Bowls Club to re­mem­ber Jim, a former club mem­ber and his son Mor­ri­son who died fol­low­ing a farm ac­ci­dent.

Ev­ery­one was a win­ner on the day with all play­ers, win or lose, re­ceiv­ing a prize, and Ro­tary Lodge ben­e­fit­ing from $1908.30.

Mor­ri­son’s son Scott, who helped or­gan­ise the day thanked ev­ery­one for their sup­port.

“It’s been an awe­some day,” he said.

The multi draw raf­fle raised $1200 while the bar­be­cue and do­na­tions along with the sale of some of Scott’s framed pho­to­graphs raised the re­main­der.

Scott said the pho­to­graphs were just taken on his phone.

“I got them pro­fes­sion­ally framed,” he said.

“It wasn’t my in­ten­tion to sell them but when they came back they looked so good.

“I then de­cided to sell them and do­nate the money

❝ The money goes a long way in help­ing pa­tients and their car­ers in need.

— Genene Braysher

to Ro­tary Lodge.”

Bund­aberg Health Ser­vices Foun­da­tion’s per­sonal as­sis­tant to the man­ager Genene Braysher said the foun­da­tion was grate­ful to the Biggen­den com­mu­nity and the Mor­ri­son Mar­shall fam­ily for their on­go­ing sup­port.

“The money goes a long way in help­ing pa­tients and their car­ers in need,” she said

“This do­na­tion will go a long way in help­ing money spent on the ex­pan­sion of an­other four rooms and add to the Biggen­den tally for nam­ing rights to one of the four new rooms.”

She said Biggen­den peo­ple should be proud of their do­na­tion as the lodge had helped al­most 7000 peo­ple dur­ing their time of need.

“Now in its sixth year the lodge is a much needed fa­cil­ity sup­port­ing pa­tient ser­vices for peo­ple across the Bur­nett,” she said.

Dun­can Simp­son brings out the tape mea­sure watched on by Col Bed­dows, Tina Wil­son and Troy Wil­son.

Ros West­land en­joyed her first game of bowls at the Mar­shall Open Day at the Biggen­den Bowls Club.

Bai­ley Brown, Michael Dwyer, Norma Mar­shall and Dave Call­away .

Deb Call­away, Lil Dunne, Gra­ham Proc­tor and Harold Dwyer .

Tina Wil­son, Col Bed­dows and Jo Trig­ger with their prizes from the Mar­shall open bowls day at Biggen­den.

He­len Proc­tor, Coral Seng­stock, Gra­ham Hen­ningsen and Angie Kennedy.

Judy Dohle, Andy An­der­son and Kevin Pre­ston.

MAR­SHALL BOWLS DAY: The thun­der and show­ers closed in to­wards the con­clu­sion of the Mar­shall Bowls Day at Biggen­den on Sun­day. PHOTOS: ERICA MUR­REE

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