Bowlers to support air ambulance

Photo of a representative of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity addressing the meeting.

At the spring meeting of Bradley Stoke Bowls Club, a large crowd of members was treated to a brief account of the excellent work of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC). The charity’s new air base is in Almondsbury, from which they provide pre-hospital critical care services within the community.

It was unanimously agreed to adopt this charity for the 2019 season. Joe Hughes (GWAAC community fundraising coordinator, seen in the photo) explained aspects of the work, the high level of skills of all concerned, and the need to raise £3 million each year.

The major fundraising effort by the club will be at the Charities Day in August and through on-going collections taken at every home game during the season.

Robert Bertram, club chairman, conducting the meeting in his usual affable style, took the business of the club through all the usual housekeeping matters with admirable speed, including welcoming new members, and thanking office bearers and sponsors.

A highlight of the summer programme is to be a visit to the Isle of Bohemia Club, situated on an island in the River Thames at Reading.

The home season is planned to begin on Monday 15th April.

For more information about the club and the charity, visit and

This article originally appeared in the April 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 14). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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