Sunday, 1 April 2012

Marazion Charity Competition 2012

Annual Tournament at Marazion in aid of the Marazion Committee for Handicapped Children held on 25th March 2012.
On Sunday 25th March 2012 the annual Short Mat Bowling Tournament, hosted by Marazion Indoor Bowling Club, raised over £1420 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 £360 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 hard fought semi-finals.  Rob Peareth's team from Lostwithiel beat Carolyn Stanley's team from St.Newlyn East by 10 shots to 5, and Derek Newton's team from Dobwalls beat Ian Perry's team from Porthleven by a close 7 shots to 5.

Winners - Jim Rule, Terry Bray, Robert Peareth & David Abbis 
Runners Up - Graham Sleep, Miriam Barbery, Barbara James & Derek Newton (Dobwalls)
In the final Lostwithiel got off to a good start and held their lead over Dobwalls to finish winning by 10 shots to 5.

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.

The Cornwall County S.M.B.A. Chairman Mr. Henry Kendall expressed his thanks to all for their efforts in arranging this tournament and to all those who gave their support by playing  in it.

Everyone had a very enjoyable days bowling.

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.  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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