BOWLING GUIDE DOGS
Plymstock Bowling Club Saturday Evening Quiz Night, on 24th July, got off to an unquestionable great start.
Vera Price, Club Captain for the 2019-2020 Bowls Season presented a cheque for £3100.00 to representatives of Guide Dogs for The Blind.
The sum of money, donated by Club Members and friends, was even more appreciated by GDFTB as it was collected when the club had very little playing time, or fund-raising events due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Pictured are Vera Price, Ladies Captain, Fred Burch, Club President, Carol and Michael Frost, from Guide Dogs for The Blind.
VIRTUAL PLYMOUTH TO LANDS END WALK RAISES £1800.00.
In response to St Luke’s Hospice “Landmark Challenge” to take a “Virtual Walk” from Plymouth to Land’s End and back, Plymstock Bowling Club’s Green Marshall, John Hornsby, decided to give it a go.
Whilst the challenge was initiated by St. Luke’s Hospice as a virtual walk to raise funds, John wanted to raise money to help St. Luke’s Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease Charities in memory of Steve Foster and Roger Martin, two members of the club who had recently passed away.
John walk around Elburton and other areas local to him and within the Covid-19 guidelines, clocking up the distance to simulate walking to Land’s End and back.
John has now completed both legs of the challenge and has raised a total of £1800.00, which he is splitting between the two charities.
John expressed his appreciation to the members of Plymstock Bowling Club and others for their amazing and heart-warming support in enabling him to reach such a target, which was way in excess of the amount he had anticipated.
Plymouth & District Mens Bowling League
Plymstock win Division 2 Saturday League & Division 3 Evening League.
In each case Plymstock only lost one game.
Well done to Joan, Marion and Hilary for making it through to The County Semi-Finals of The Benevolent Triples.
Congratulations also go to Paul and Keith for reaching the Final of The County Men’s Unbadged Pairs.
Plymstock Bowling Club are pleased to announce that their 2019 Bowling Tour to Bournemouth has been fully subscribed.
The success of the 2018 Tour to Weston-Super-Mare has meant that places were snapped up for this tour very quickly.
It is intended to play 4 matches, during the 4 day tour [3 nights], which will take place on 24th – 27th May 2019.
The clubs who have agreed to play us are, Poole Park BC, Dorchester BC, Fordingbridge BC and Ottery St Mary Bowling Club.
Tavistock Bowling Club 2018 Tournament held its annual tournament on Sunday 3 June with 18 teams taking part representing Clubs from Devon & Cornwall. The weather was glorious and a great time was had by all who attended. The eventual winners were from Plymstock Bowling Club (Maureen Hibbitt, Hilary Avent, John McMahon & Peter Hopper) with the runners-up from Bere Alston (Linda Squire, Margaret Gregory, Ken Wood & Colin Squire). Yelverton Bowling Club came in third place (Andy Lea, Pete Ross, Rosemary Perryman & Shirley Smale) with Dunheved in fourth place (Judith Prynne, Rhona Keighley, Peter Prynne, Brian Keighley).
Dave Hopper, our 2016/17 Club Captain was delighted to present a cheque to David Squires of The Chestnut Appeal [Prostate Cancer] for £1090.00 which was raised with the help of Club Members during David’s year in office.
Assisting Dave to lift the cheque were Fred Burch – Club President, Michael Jones – Club Secretary, John Rowe – Club Treasurer & Colin Jeffs – Short Mat Chairman.
Picture shows The Club President, Fred Burch, presenting a letter from The British Heart Foundation and a certificate from the club in thanks for John Roes’ prompt action in giving CPR to Martyn Ellis when he had a heart attack at the club.
John quickly assessed the gravity of the situation and delivered CPR until The Paramedics arrived. They confirmed that without Johns’ prompt action Martyn may not have survived.