Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Charity bowled over by £3,000 fundraiser

A group of south Belfast bowlers has raised over £3,000 for Action Medical Research, the charity dedicated to helping babies and young people.

The annual event at Malone Bowling Club, now in its fifth year, was supported by Ulster Bank who provided prizes on the day for the raffle and the winning teams.

Chris Duran, of Ulster Bank explains: “Action Medical Research has made a lot of important contributions and supported many significant medical breakthroughs in recent years.

“It relies entirely on voluntary donations to continue its work and we were delighted to be involved and help them with their fundraising efforts.”

Altogether over 24 teams competed in the bowling competition for the Harvey Townsend Charity Trophy, which was very tightly contested. “The Misfits”, a team from Shaftsbury Bowling Club took the title with “The Flopsy Bunnies” from Malone Bowling Club taking the runner up slot.

Di Hanna, who organised the fundraiser, said: “It was great to see such support for this event, which is only made possible through the hard work of so many volunteers. I am delighted the Ulster Bank have supported us this year and also wish to extend my thanks to the Malone Bowling Club and the many volunteers, from scone makers to the chefs at the barbeque, who have all given their time to make a difference to the lives of children and young people by supporting this event.”

Results

Winners of The Harvey Townsend Charity Trophy: “The Misfits” from Shaftsbury Bowling Club

Runners Up: “The Flopsy Bunnies” from Malone Bowling Club

Winner of the best named team: “Old Bowlers don’t die – they just roll up”

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