The Lawn Bowling Community, the clubs and in particular the great participants within the sport continue to show their generosity by coming together for another Charity Fundraising Bowls Day in Sydney which saw over 100 female bowlers enjoying a game whilst also raising money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.
140 female bowlers braved the cold and wet weather at the Gymea Bowling Club to raise money for the Randwick Children’s Hospital who are world renown for the wonderful support they offer children and their families who are battling Cancer.
The money raised from the Gymea Miranda Bowling and Sports Club Charity Fours goes towards the Kids with Cancer Centre, which relies heavily on donations and fundraising to keep their clinics operational.
Doctor Richard Mitchell from The Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick opened the day by thanking the Gymea Ladies Club and all the participants for their kindness and shared a staggering statistic that 50 years ago kids with Leukaemia were given a 0% chance of survival; however today we have a success rate of being able to treat 95% of kids.
“The need for funding is vital for the clinic to be able to continue their research against Cancer”, Dr Mitchell said.
The ladies from Gymea Miranda Bowling and Sports Club had a number of fundraising activities on the day including a giant raffle, silent auction, one hundred club, arts, craft and cake stall.
The members of the Bowling and Sports Club and local businesses in the Sutherland Shire had donated all the prizes for the day which resulted in just over $4,000 raised for this great cause.
The tournament which was kindly sponsored by Wise Advice Financial Services was well supported by 32 teams from Sutherland Bowling Club, Taren Point bowling Club, Engadine bowling Club, Club Cronulla Bowling Club, Gymea Bowling Club, Gerringong Bowling Club, Sylvania Bowling Club, Moorefield Bowling Club, and Caringbah Bowling Club & South Cronulla Bowling Club
Gwen Gray who is a life member of Gymea Ladies Bowling Club started this charity day over 20 years ago and the event is still going strong today.
Unfortunately, Gwen who is 100 years old was unable to attend the Charity Bowls Day however it was run successfully by the Gymea Ladies Committee with the help of Bowls Australia Regional Bowls Manager Brett Hughes who was present on the day.
Miranda local member Eleni Patinos was impressed with the effort put into holding this event and thanked all the participants for their generosity toward those in need in the local community.
Caption- Gymea Miranda Bowling and Sports Club had 140 members attend their Charity Fundraising Bowls Day which raised $4000 for The Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.