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.
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.