Charity bowled over by generosity
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Bowlers have raised thousands of pounds to improve the lives of people in Norfolk with physical, sensory and learning disabilities.
The NANSA Bowls League celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a special tournament at Suffield Park Bowls Club, Cromer on Sunday.
It is believed to be the only one in the country to donate all its profits to charity, having given in the region of £60,000 to NANSA since its inception.
In a tribute to the six clubs who formed the league in 1966, the tournament was played with two woods and a roving jack as was played then, not the more usual three wood rink bowls which is now the norm.
Twenty two blocks from 15 of the 20 clubs in the league took part, including two ladies from NANSA head office who bravely played never having played bowls before.
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The deputy mayor of Cromer, John Frosdick, kindly attended the event, spent time talking to those present and presented the prizes to the winners.
John Filby donated his famous sausages to provide hotdogs for lunch and the ladies on the organising committee gave the cakes for afternoon tea.
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A total of £645.50 was raised for NANSA from entry fees, sales of raffle tickets and donations towards the refreshments.
The tournament winners were Dave Turrell, Paul Lucus and John Love from Mundesley Bowls Club.