Bowling clubs organise friendly match in aid of Macmillan

Brandon Town Bowling Club has organised a charity match against East Harling Bowls Club in aid of Ma

Brandon Town Bowling Club has organised a charity match against East Harling Bowls Club in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. - Credit: Archant

Two bowling teams will be going head to head on the green this weekend in a special match for charity.

Brandon Town Bowling Club will be playing against East Harling Bowls Club this Saturday, May 21, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event, organised by the committee of the Brandon club, is taking place at their grounds in Church Road from 2pm.

Terry Shears, who organises entertainment at the club, came up with the idea of the charity day following an appeal for support from the area Macmillan fundraising manager.

As a friendly game between the clubs had already been arranged, the idea to combine it with a Macmillan charity day received unanimous support when put to both the Brandon and East Harling committees.

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A total of 36 bowlers will be taking part in the match together with volunteers, and spectators are welcome to attend to support of their home club or to make a donation to the charity.

As well as the sporting entertainment, there will be a raffle and an auction. The bar will be open and light refreshments will be available.

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With many local businesses pledging their support, all the funds raised will be used by Macmillan to fund services for people affected by cancer, from specialist nurses to grants for less well-off patients.

Nicola Clark, Macmillan fundraising manager for West Norfolk and West Suffolk, said: 'Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan's support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever.

'No one should have to face cancer alone and events like this help us be there for people with cancer and their families when they need us most.'

To find out more about the event, call Terry Shears on 01842 813192.

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