Bowlers raise record breaking £1145 for children's charity


Wilmslow Royal British Legion held their annual Joe Broadhurst Charity Crown Green Bowling Pairs Competition on May 31st, in aid of Clic Sargent.

Despite the early bad weather, which very nearly ruined the day, they raised a record breaking £1,145.50 all of which has been donated to the children's cancer charity.

The competition was a full again, with thirty-two pairs entered and once again the winners were again Andy Murray and Jack Holland who beat Dave Baskerville and Dave Leigh 21-16 in the final.

Mark Sandham, from Wilmslow Royal British Legion, said "I would just like to thank everyone who was involved from the measures, scorers (Wally Bell & Dave Hulme), green keeper (Jimmy Cracknell), right up to all our supporters and players who helped make it a record breaking raising day. This was the fourth running as a open pairs where all money raised goes to Clic Sargent and overall we have raised over £4,000.

"I'm sure everyone who attended the day enjoyed themselves and we hope to repeat it all over again next year."

The annual competition is held in memory of Joe Broadhurst who was a life long member of the club. After he passed away the club decided to run a competition in his name, at the same time Robert West a member of club received the devastating news that his daughter had cancer. Robert and his family were helped throughout their ordeal by Clic Sargent, a children's cancer charity so it was decided to run a charity competition where all profits from the competition would go to this very worthwhile charity.