Char­ity on the greens

Canning Times - - NEWS -

ROSSMOYNE Bowl­ing Club mem­bers have banded to­gether to help one of their own fol­low­ing a tragic loss from cancer.

Since 2012, Elsie Evans has been in­volved with The Ad­ven­tur­ers, a char­ity set up in the wake of her grand­son El­liot’s di­ag­no­sis with medulla blas­toma, an ag­gres­sive form of brain cancer.

El­liot died in 2014 aged just four years old.

But his le­gacy has lived on through the char­ity, which has raised more than $10 mil­lion since it be­gan.

Ms Evans said the foun­da­tion was al­ways in her thoughts and for­ever in her heart.

“To see the dev­as­ta­tion hap­pen­ing to fam­i­lies – in this case my fam­ily – when a child is firstly di­ag­nosed with medulla blas­toma and then hav­ing treat­ment is some­thing that never leaves you,” she said.

“El­liot had surgery, chemo­ther­apy, ra­di­a­tion, and mega ther­apy. Af­ter treat­ment be­gan, El­liot never walked un­aided again, his eyes were af­fected and he was fed through a nasal gas­tric tube. But he was still our El­liot.

“We must find a cure, then lit­tle chil­dren like our spe­cial El­liot won’t have to suc­cumb.”

Her friends at Rossmoyne Bowl­ing Club have spent the past year fundrais­ing for The Ad­ven­tur­ers.

The club ran a fines sys­tem for ‘ac­ci­dents and mis­de­meanours on the green’, with all money go­ing to the char­ity.

It pre­sented Ms Evans with a cheque for $1189, while many of the club’s cor­po­rate bowlers also do­nated prize money.

Elsie Evans is pre­sented with the cheque at Rossmoyne Bowl­ing Club.

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