Bowlers on form as contest nets hospice £940
A CHARITY bowls match was held at Ormskirk Bowling Club, in Altys Lane, to raise funds for Queenscourt Hospice, in Southport.
The Charity Pairs Competition on September 16 was a great success, with 42 people of all ages taking part.
In total, £470 was raised on the day, which will rise to £940 for the hospice, as Barclays will match the amount pound for pound.
The organisers said that many thanks should go to Octagon Wealth Management of Burscough, which sponsored the event; the Co-op in Aughton, which provided the tea and coffee; Iceland in Ormskirk, which provided the biscuits; Ormskirk Bowling Club, which cancelled its Autumn Pairs competition to allow the use of the two greens and use of its facilities, and all those who brought along raffle prizes.
One of the biggest thanks was reserved for Eric Barklem, for planning the event and for organising it on the day, with the help of Nicola Davies and Tony Toal.
The day culminated in a final between Steve (Uncle) Jones and Andrew Arnold, against Ian Gill and Mark Woods.
After a tense final end with Ian and Mark lying game, Steve kept his cool and delivered a matchwinning bowl to take the title.