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22 Jul 2006
Mixed Rinks Tournament....Charity Fun Day £1154.50
|Glorious sunshine again and
another fabulous day ... fun for all...... as you can see!
Of course in between all the fun, games, tombola etc
some 'serious' bowling takes place .. honest
Orbiston Bowling Club
Peter Aitken Aitken
This years winners were our
and 4 bowlers from Orbiston BC.
The other team to reach the final was the
Cambuslang team of 4 bowlers Tom McNee,
Nancy McDonald, Jimmy & Mary Russell
Again sterling work done by Ian Skillen
along with Directors Harry Faulds, David Barnett & Terry
Members and friends turned out in force and
raised for Woodburn House Nursing Home.
Maureen Skillen getting presented
with a doll she won in the raffle.
Husband Ian & Past President Harry Faulds looking on.
As President this year I thoroughly
enjoyed this 'family day' at the club
13 Nov.2006 we donated £100 to the deafblind childrens charity
Sense Scotland taking this years total to
Mixed Rinks Tournament....Charity Fun Day
|This year we were
blessed with glorious sunshine and what a fabulous day this turned
out to be.
||This is an open competition in the
true sense of the word!
Non-bowlers and families are very welcome and
all that's asked is they wear flat shoes
Although this year we had
as some of them were too wee to
hold the bowls!
So they just ran
|Every team has
at least one bowler who keeps the rest of the team right - but the
aim is FUN!
Thanks to the generosity of
every team the event, tombola and raffle raised £800.26p
for Woodburn House Nursing Home.
|Thanks go to Directors Ian Skillen,
David Barnett & Terry Connolly for all their great work
Woodburn House Nursing Home
Alzheimer's unit at Rodger Park Nursing Home in Rutherglen
used the proceeds from our Charity Fun day to create a garden in
the grounds for the patients and friends to use and enjoy.
Director Ian Skillen along with his wife
attended the "Official Opening" of the Garden at
Woodburn House 21 Sept 2004.
The garden was created and fenced from the
proceeds of the Cambuslang BC Fun Days.
It was Maureen's birthday and she officially
opened 'The Skillen Garden'
Maureen & Ian Skillen
Open Mixed Rinks Tournament....Charity Fun Day
Rain rain and
more rain made this difficult for the organisers but they came
through it and a great (but wet) time was had by everyone. The clubhouse
once again, like last year, was full to capacity..........
tournament is unique in that most teams are made up of bowlers
and non-bowlers...many throwing a bowl for the first time!
But that is what also makes the day so special. This brainchild of
Director Ian Skillen looks like being a permanent fixture in our
bowling calendar. Every team donated prizes which resulted in a
bumper raffle with just about every table having a winner!
Sandwiches were a plenty, biscuits, crisps, barbequed chicken legs
and hamburgers along with a few drinks! Bowling...oh
yes it was a bowling tournament.. and the two section winners were
the McArthur & Russell teams. A well fought fun final ( see
photo!!) finished 5-4 to the Rusell team..Tom McNee, Jimmy
Russell, Nancy McDonald & Mary Russell
|The driving force for this tournament is Director
Ian Skillen who on behalf of his wife Maureen runs the day along
with his team, Secretary Dave Barnet, Directors Terry Connolly,
Harry Faulds and Lady past president Cathie Meikle to raise funds
for good causes. This year a sum of £1260
was raised and
that will be shared between the Rodger Park Nursing Home and the
cancer charity 'Maggies centre'.
THANKS everyone.....see you all next
See more photographs
from our Charity fun day 2004
Mixed Rinks Tournament..Charity Fun Day
Our Charity fun day raised the grand total of £1,286
The committee, members and local residents got together to
organise the fun day to raise cash for the Woodburn House
Alzheimer's unit at Rodger Park Nursing Home.
There was plenty of fun & games with 96 players and
non-players taking part in the charity match. There were
also prizes galore with raffles, tombolas and competitions. The
day was rounded off with a barbeque and sing-along in the
Director Ian Skillen, whose wife is a patient in Woodburn
House, was overwhelmed by the community spirit involved in
making the day possible. He said " The staff at
Woodburn House have been trying to organise day trips for
the patients and have found that it is very expensive. The
president and Directors got together to organise a
fundraiser to help and it turned out to be a great day. Both
the club's President Alex Latimer and Secretary David
Barnett worked really hard with the committee to make the
day possible. The cheque was handed over to senior sister
October 18th 2003
evening was followed by a very successful race night which raised £365,
this money will be given to
Alzheimer's unit at Rodger Park Nursing Home.
donation added to the money raised at our fun day gives a grand
total for 2003 to £1651
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