Hughes to be recog­nised


Dis­cus­sions are un­der way at Plim­mer­ton Bowl­ing Club on how best to recog­nise Char­lie Hughes, who died on Fe­bru­ary 11.

The for­mer club pres­i­dent, green­keeper and life mem­ber died in Christchurch af­ter a short bat­tle with can­cer.

He fea­tured on the Kapi-Mana News front page on Fe­bru­ary 2, talk­ing about what it had meant to be a part of the club where he was a mem­ber for 38 years. He won 18 club ti­tles.

Club mem­ber Dudley Enoka, who de­liv­ered a speech at Hughes’ farewell on Jan­uary 27, said Hughes pro­moted bowls and Plim­mer­ton Bowl­ing Club at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity.

‘‘That showed up in so many ways,’’ Enoka said. ‘‘Char­lie had an ab­so­lute com­mit­ment to help at all lev­els.

‘‘His en­ergy lev­els were high, he was rolling the green un­til the last day he was here in Plim­mer­ton. He was a very spe­cial mem­ber of the club who won’t be for­got­ten and who has left a legacy.’’

The club’s mem­bers will de­cide soon how to com­mem­o­rate Hughes. It is un­der­stood he wanted some of his ashes spread in the club gar­den.

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