Horncastle indoor bowlers help raise cash for charity


The Horncastle Indoor Bowls Club recently hosted a charity event in aid of Alzheimers Research.

They raised nearly £1,000 to add to the £7,000 already contributed by Andrew Turner and Roger Brown from the Lincolnshire Co-op.

The pair cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End in September.

The town’s bowlers and friends from around the county turned out in force to support the fundraising bowling.

A large raffle helped boost the final takings with many of the prizes being kindly donated by local firms and businesses.

The use of the club facilities and sponsored prize money was another bonus and the event was sponsored by Saul Fairholm Limited, Chartered Accountants.

All the winners donated the prize money to the charity. Dave Turner, John Bowles and Cynthia Wells were third, Margaret and John Brown and Mary Goodwin second and the winners – by just one end - were Neil Rodgers, Brian Sweet and Sheila Grimwood.

Members were also involved in two national games with the Men’s and the Ladies Over 60 Double Rinks playing against Scunthorpe.

Both the matches were tight affairs with the men winning by four shots and the Ladies, unfortunately, losing by only one shot.

The club’s next open day is on November 23.