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Bowling Competition 2017
Bowling Competition 2017

It was an unpromising weather forecast that greeted the bowlers for this year’s competition, with heavy showers due at 4.00 pm developing into continuous rain from 5.00 pm.  However we all started with high hopes for two rounds of matches over nine ends.  The leading four pairs then contested the semi-finals, but not before the usual tea, sandwiches, and delicious cream scones and as a bonus some of Robbie Atherton’s birthday cake – well-earned after a chorus of Happy Birthday.

There was a halt at 3.50 pm as heavy rain arrived almost on time, but this proved to be a long shower and when play resumed John Griffith and partner Ronnie Quinn contested the final against Keith Robins and Bernard Moore.  John and Ronnie moved into a good lead of 5-1 after six of the nine ends, but a tremendous comeback saw Keith and Bernard score 2 points on the final end to secure a magnificent 6-5 victory. 

Congratulations to Keith and Bernard, and many thanks to organiser Jilly Hopewell-Taylor and all those who helped in making this another excellent afternoon’s bowling.

21st July 2017

Fundraising

Many thanks to everyone who has supported our fund raising efforts over the last few months.

We have raised the following amounts:

  For Claire House Children's Hospice

    Homemade greeting cards (Brenda Gray) £191
    Secondhand books (George Roberts) £65
    Collections and donations £84.23
    Total £340.23

 

For CarersTrust4all

    Bridge competition, raffle and donations £436

 

In addition many of you also purchased Christmas cards to the value of £260.55.

23rd January 2017

Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning


Many thanks to all those who gave their time and generous support to this event.

 

A magnificent total of £912 was raised.

 

We all know someone, family or friends, who has benefited from Macmillan care.

 

We can make a difference.

30 September 2016

Bowling Competition 2016
Bowling Competition 2016

We flirted with the weather but just about got away with it.  The rain cleared a few minutes before we were due to start and when a shower passed over later it coincided with our break for the usual delicious sandwiches, tea, scones and cakes.

So, pleasantly warm and mostly dry, it was another good afternoon’s bowling.

The winners were Mo Kellett and Mike Greatbatch, pictured here being presented with their prizes by Jilly Hopewell-Taylor.  Runners up were Luke Atherton and Mike Griffin, with the bowl-of-the-day being made by Tony Gray.

Another excellent afternoon, with many thanks to Jilly and friends for all their efforts in organising the event.

More pictures of this and other events can be seen via the Membership Area - click on Photos, open the link and select Albums to see what’s available.

15 September 2016

Fundraising

Many thanks to everyone who has supported our fund raising efforts over the last few months.

We have raised the following amounts:

  For Claire House Children's Hospice

    Homemade greeting cards (Brenda) £225
    Secondhand books (George) £100
    Collection box £63.70
    Total £388.70

 

  For Motor Neurone Disease

    Bridge competition, raffle and donations £550

25th January 2016

Newsletter

The latest edition of our newsletter has now been issued.

Please click on the link January Newsletter to view the contents.

11th January 2016

Macmillan Big Coffee Morning


Many thanks to all those who gave their time and generous support to this event.

 

A total of £730+ was raised.

 

We all know someone, family or friends, who has benefited from Macmillan care.

 

Well done everyone.

18 September 2015

Bowling Competition 2015
Bowling Competition 2015

It was a bright and breezy day for this year’s fun at Oxton Cricket, Tennis and Bowling Club.  Very pleasant in the sunshine, but the brisk wind was felt when the sun went behind the clouds.

Not that there was much chance for sitting in the sun, it was a very busy afternoon with all the pairs playing at least four matches, challenging the stamina of some.  The half time break was certainly appreciated, with everyone tucking into the excellent selection of sandwiches, tea and cream scones.

Suitably fortified the bowling continued to find the best two pairs for the final.

Congratulations to this year's winners, Bernard Moore and Mo Kellett, pictured here with event organiser Jilly Hopewell-Taylor.  In a very close final they just pipped Jean Gregory and stand-in Kevin Owens, with an extra end being required to split the pairs.

It was another perfect social afternoon.  Many thanks to Jilly and all the helpers.

You really should come along next year.

Members can see more pictures by logging in under Membership/Member Area  - then click on Photos, open the link and select Albums to see what is available.

17 July 2015

 

Well done Liz!
Well done Liz!

 

Congratulations to Liz Commins who was a member of the winning Wales team in this year’s Lady Milne competition.

The Lady Milne is a prestigious annual Ladies competition with teams from the home nations and Ireland taking part.

Full details can be found here on the EBU site.

Very well done Liz.

April 2015

 

Fundraising

Many thanks to everyone who has supported our fund raising efforts over the last few months.

We have raised the following amounts:

  For Claire House Children's Hospice

    Homemade greeting cards (Brenda) £200
    Secondhand books (George) £130
    Collection box £96
    Christmas cards £114
    Total £540

 

  For Shaftesbury Youth Club

    Bridge competition, raffle and donations £653

27th January 2015

Bowling Competition 2014
Bowling Competition 2014

For the second year running it was a gloriously hot summer's day at Oxton Cricket, Tennis and Bowling club for the annual bowling competition.

Some basked in the sun while others thought it all too hot, but everyone was kept well supplied with iced drinks to keep up the hydration levels.

Together with the tea, sandwiches, scones and cakes no one could complain about being fed and watered – far from it!

It was another perfect social afternoon that you really should come along to next year.

Many thanks to Jilly and all the helpers who make this event what it is.

There was even time for some bowling, so congratulations to this year’s well deserved winners, Michael Ellis and Jean Gregory – pictured here with Chairperson Jill Oddie, who presented the prizes, and Jill Hopewell-Taylor.

More pictures can be seen in the Member Area - click on Photos, open the link and select Albums to see what is available.

25th July 2014
 

Claire House Annual Appeal

Many thanks to those who contributed towards our annual appeal.

We raised a total of £344.75 which came from the following sources:

  • Sale of books organised by George Roberts   £95.00
  • Sale of cards made by Brenda Gray   £160.00
  • Collection Jar   £89.75.

Thanks also to those who contributed goods that were sold in the Claire House charity shop.

8 January 2014

 

Macmillan Big Coffee Morning

Many thanks to all those who gave their time and generous support to this event.

A magnificent total of £826 was raised.

Well done everyone.  You have shown that you can make a difference!

27 September 2013
Bowling Competition 2013
Bowling Competition 2013
It was a gloriously hot summer's day at Oxton Cricket, Tennis and Bowling club that awaited the entrants, and spectators, for this year's competition.

All the teams played two matches of fifteen ends with the two highest scoring teams meeting in the final.  In the heat that was quite enough for everyone!

The final couldn't have been closer with Mo Kellett and Colin Nugent losing on an extra end to winners Jilly Hopewell-Taylor and John Griffith – pictured here with Chairperson Jill Oddie who presented the prizes (and also took part).

Many congratulations to Jilly and John.

Oh, and the sandwiches, scones and cakes were as delicious as ever.

It all makes for the perfect afternoon, put it in your diary for next year.

19th July 2013
Annual Charity Appeal

Many thanks to all who contributed towards our appeal.  We are delighted that we raised the magnificent sum of £430.45.

This sum is made up from the following sources:

Handmade cards by Brenda Gray                      £175
Sale of books organised by George Roberts      £130
Collection jar                                                       £125.45

Many of you also purchased Claire House Christmas cards which raised a further £273.40.

8th January 2013
Bowling Competition 2012
Bowling Competition 2012
After the disappointment of last week’s rain postponement it was a relief when the event finally took place in very pleasant summer sunshine.

The initial games were followed by a break for afternoon tea which was much enjoyed by all - the delicious scones being as popular as ever.

On resuming, the top pairs continued, resulting in a closely fought final with Chris Wentworth and Pat Arthur narrowly losing to the winners Chris Griffin and Mo Kellett – pictured here with the event organiser Jilly Hopewell-Taylor.

Many congratulations to Chris and Mo.

A very enjoyable afternoon for all - roll on next year!

20th July 2012