Bowled away by Lynda Weir Memorial donation
SBH Scotland have been 'bowled over' by the incredibly generous donation from the annual Lynda Weir Memorial Triples Bowling Competition donation of £1062.
Over the years the Bogleha Bowling Club have raised a total of £3,500 and we're very grateful for their continued support which allows us to provide specialist support and information to all those who call us for help.
In their own words,
seventy bowlers from across Cowal and beyond travelled to Bogleha'
Bowling Club on Sunday 30th April for their annual invitation mixed triples,
playing for the Lynda Weir Memorial Trophy
The bowls throughout the day was fun and competitive, with all the bowlers engaging in the true the spirit of the competition. The semi-finals and final were keenly contested by all the qualifying teams, with some familiar faces making these latter stages. Indeed Lesley Weir was looking to etch her name on her sister's trophy for a second time, however her and her team came up just short to a visiting triple from Brookfield Bowling Club near Johnstone.
At the close of the day's play, tournament organiser Andy Weir on behalf of his family expressed his extreme gratitude to all those who had supported his sister's memorial trophy once again so early in the new season and hoped that next year's tournament would be a similar success. Andy said how pleased he was to see all the bowlers enjoying themselves, which is exactly the way his sister would've wanted it. He also thanked those local people and businesses who had donated so very generously to the enormous raffle and superb afternoon tea, those who had competed in the 'spider', had thrown loose change into the charity buckets or bought raffle tickets and to those who had assisted with the bar and the catering.
Andy was delighted to announce that an unbelievable £1062 had been raised over the course of the day, and thanked the bowlers and spectators for their extreme generosity. As usual this sum would be donated to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland, where the money is put to good use to improve the lives of those affected by both conditions. This now brings the total raised for the charity over the past six years to over £3,500."
And the winners of the day were:
Spider winner: Eileen Collings (Bogleha')
Beaten Semi-Finalists: Christine Goffin, Scott Richmond & Callum Goffin (Kirn & Hunter's Quay) / Myra Campbell, Tommy McDonagh & Jim Elsby (Innellan)
Runners-up: Lesley Weir, Rikki McIntyre & Willie Wilson (Bogleha')
Winners: Helen Dobson, Jim Shedden & David Dobson (Brookfield)