Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Marazion Charity Competition

Annual Tournament at Marazion

in aid of the Marazion Committee for Handicapped Children.

Held on 27th March 2011.

WINNERS - Karen Watson, Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (Holmans)

RUNNERS UP - Pam Hamley, Jim Rule, Terry Bray & Peter Hamley (Lostwithiel)

On Sunday 27th March 2011 the annual Short Mat Bowling Tournament, hosted by Marazion Indoor Bowling Club, raised over £1300 for the Marazion Committee for Handicapped Children. The charity raises funds to help local children with special needs. The sum raised included a generous donation of £365 from Barclays Bank under their matched fund raising scheme supporting staff in their fund raising efforts.

Thirty six teams from all over Cornwall, involving 144 active bowlers, again competed in the tournament which ended with two closely fought semi-finals.

Peter Hamley's team from Lostwithiel beat M. Thomas' team from Hayle by 9 shots to 2, and Peter Hore's team from Holmans beat Max Burden's team from Dobwalls by a close 5 shots to 3.

In the final Peter Hore's team played well to beat Peter Hamley's team by 7 shots to 3.

The players and spectators were treated to excellent lunches and continuous refreshments throughout the day, prepared by the committee members. A large raffle helped to boost the funds with prizes being donated by the participating teams and members of the committee.

All in all a most enjoyable day was had by everyone.

The Marazion Committee for Handicapped Children raise thousands of pounds every year, and all the proceeds of their efforts are donated to various local projects involving children with special needs.

The Committee would like to thank Barclays Bank for their continued generous donations over several years as part of their community investment programme which exceeded £52 Million in 2008. They would also like to thank the Marazion Community Centre, Marazion Indoor Bowling Club and the bowlers themselves for all their help and support of this worthy cause.

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