A bit of fun on the greens
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