Stronvaar bowled over by Parkinson’s fundraiser success
AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Campbeltown bowler took part in his first ever competition on Sunday.
Ryan Johnston competed in Campbeltown Bowling Club’s George and Jenny Mackay charity pairs in aid of Parkinson’s, alongside Bobby Dalziel.
For the spectators and players not in action on Stronvaar green there were burgers, hot dogs and lentil soup for sale in the clubhouse, as well as home baking and a raffle.
Also on sale were light bottles made by Louise Mackay and her father Alistair, whose grandparents
and parents respectively, the contest commemorated.
Despite the day’s inclement weather, most of the competition, which is sponsored by The Whisky Shop, took place outside and only the final, between Jimmy Anderson and Alistair Munro and Catherine McEachran and Peter Colville, had to be moved indoors.
Ultimately Jimmy and Alistair clinched the title, but young Ryan was presented with a box of chocolates to congratulate him on his success in his first competition.
Around £1,300 was raised on the day, and was donated to Campbeltown’s Parkinson’s group.
Most of the players who competed, wearing blue to represent Parkinson’s.
Martha Rennie and Fiona Smith behind the baking stall.
Alistair Mackay and Catherine McEachran bowl in unison.
Catherine McGougan, Archie Smith, Alistair Mackay, Jimmy Anderson and Alistair Munro with the cheque for Parkinson’s.
Jimmy Anderson in action. 50_c7stronvaar07
Ladies’ captain Lorraine Brodie rolls a bowl.