Bowlers on form as con­test nets hospice £940

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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.

The win­ners of the Queen­scourt Char­ity Bowls match

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