Bowls match to raise cash for St Peter's Hospice

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 August 2019

Ella Powell, Brian Powell, trustee David Francis and Karen Smith, memory cafe coordinator.

Ella Powell, Brian Powell, trustee David Francis and Karen Smith, memory cafe coordinator.

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A charity bowling match will see sports fans from Nailsea and Congresbury competing against each other in aid of St Peter's Hospice.

Nailsea Bowls Club is organising the Wards Charity Crown Green cup on August 24 to raise money for the hospice.

Club member Brian Powell held a charity bowls event in April to support dementia charity, Memories At The Barn, which helps his mother-in-law.

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Members are now keen to raise cash for another cause close to their hearts and they are turning their hands to a new type of bowling for the event.

Brian said: "Crown green bowls is a unique game in favour with clubs from Birmingham to the north of England.

"This will be the only Crown Green Game in the whole of the South of England.

"It is much more informal game as, rather than play in distinct rinks, you can play anywhere with bowls criss-crossing all over the green.

"As it is much more exciting, this style of bowls attracts large crowds and in time we aim to emulate this and turn this into a major social event over the next few years."

Nailsea Bowls Club will take on Congresbury Bowls Club at Mizzymead Sports and Social Club on August 24 from 1-3pm.

The event is being sponsored by Wards Solicitors and a raffle will also be held on the day.

Brian added: "We hope this will become an inaugural event that will develop into an annual event each year between Nailsea Bowls Club and Congresbury Bowls Club raising money for local charities with alternating venues."

Members of Mizzymead Social Club can have a go at crown green bowls from 4-4.30pm on the day.

The bowlers are hoping to raise as much as they can for St Peter's Hospice which cares for adults with life-limiting conditions.

Brian's tournament in April raised £1,500 for Memories At The Barn, which is run by the Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust.

The charity provides free access to dementia-friendly activities including The Memory Café, Music and Memories and Silver Screen Memories.

The café also offers a support group for those caring for someone living with dementia.

Anyone interested in donating to the appeal can do so by logging onto www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/crowngreenbowls

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