Charity on the greens
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.