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Opticians bowl over club with support

Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 9:54 pm by SH (Editor)

Specsavers sponsor Bradley Stoke Bowls Club.

Members of a Bradley Stoke bowling club have received a boost at the start of their season thanks to a donation by three local opticians.

Bradley Stoke Bowls Club (BSBC) is set to benefit from the support of Specsavers stores in Bradley Stoke, Filton and Cribbs Causeway. The money will mainly help pay for the continued development of different bowling opportunities for both new and experienced bowlers. The stores are also donating Specsavers umbrellas to help keep spectators dry during tournaments.

“We’re delighted to again be supporting the Bradley Stoke Bowls Club for the season,” says store director, Ed Stanleigh.

“We’ve been supporting the club since it started back in 2010. Thanks to the strong relationship we’ve established and maintained with this club that’s so important to the local community, we’ve been able to continue the sponsorship each year.”

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Opticians bowl over club with support

Posted on Saturday 14th October 2017 at 11:45 pm by SH (Editor)

Photos of Julie Rafferty (Specsavers Bradley Stoke) with members of the bowls club.

Bradley Stoke Bowls Club (BSBC) has received £500-worth of sponsorship from three local Specsavers opticians stores – in Bradley Stoke, Filton and Cribbs Causeway. The money will mainly help pay for the continued development of different bowling opportunities for both new and experienced bowlers. The stores are also donating Specsavers mugs and umbrellas to help keep spectators warm and dry during tournaments.

Store director Ed Stanleigh said:

“We’re delighted to be supporting the Bradley Stoke Bowls Club for their 2017 season. They’ve been part of Bradley Stoke for seven years now, and we’ve been involved right from the beginning. It’s something that’s important to the local community, so we’re very happy to offer our continued support.”

Robert Bertram, chairman of Bradley Stoke Bowls Club, said:

“We’re very grateful to Specsavers for their ongoing support. Their sponsorship will help us with the development of bowls in the Bradley Stoke area and provide additional benefits for players and spectators to relax and enjoy the tournaments and friendly matches.”

The sponsoring Specsavers stores can be found at the Willow Brook Centre (Bradley Stoke), Church View (Filton) and The Mall (Cribbs Causeway).

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Bowls club charity day marks the Queen’s 90th

Posted on Wednesday 13th July 2016 at 11:19 pm by SH (Editor)

Charity Day at Bradley Stoke Bowls Club, on the weekend of The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

By Arthur Allen of  Bradley Stoke Bowls Club.

On Sunday 12th June, Bradley Stoke Bowls Club held their annual charity event, this year to support the local West of England MS Therapy Centre (MSTC), based in Wheatfield Drive.

With the event coinciding with the main weekend of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, many members chose to wear red, white and blue to mark the royal anniversary.

Graced by the presence of the town mayor, Cllr Elaine Hardwick, her husband Paul and granddaughter Honey, and supported by Emma Samson from the MSTC, events proceeded like clockwork.

Following coffee, and in spite of the damp weather, there followed a short bowling competition for about 50 participants, which was won by Bob Wilkins and Jan Preston.

Next on the bill was an excellent lunch, catered for by Steve Metcaffe (a member of Henleaze Bowling Club), during which the loyal toast was proposed by club president Bill Plank.

The afternoon programme of typical fun bowling games, got off to a good start with a lusty rendering of “Land of Hope and Glory”, led by the newly-formed Bradley Stoke Bowling Ladies Choir! A few kind words from the mayor, and a sunny-faced sky, spurred the members to attempt unusual bowling challenges, such as delivering woods with the unaccustomed hand. This potpourri contest was won by Denise Eland and Sanjay Somaroo. Winners of the spider challenge were Pauline Dent and John Slade.

To round off the day, a delicious cream tea was provided by Pauline Dent and Doreen Pope, spiced with some royal cerebral challenges concocted by quizmaster Brian Newman.

Throughout the day, funds were raised from a tombola, organized by Jean Overton, and a raffle, largely organized in absentia by Pat Wilkins. We thank all those companies in the area who donated generously to the raffle and tombola and all members who supported the day with their time, gifts of prizes and, most importantly, the giving of money to our chosen charity for this year.

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Bowls club AGM sees cheque presented to BRACE

Posted on Friday 30th October 2015 at 7:28 pm by SH (Editor)

Isobel Gelder, of dementia research charity BRACE,  receiving a cheque for £750 from Bradley Stoke Cricket Club captain George Eland.

The AGM of the Bradley Stoke Bowls Club was held at the Baileys Court Activity Centre on Thursday 22nd October, when some sixty members were welcomed by chair Steve Lee.

Prior to events, members stood in silence to respect the memory of Beryl Parsons.

The club captain, George Eland, then presented a cheque for £750 to Isobel Gelder, a representative from the charity BRACE (dedicated to supporting dementia research), who addressed the meeting with a brief outline of what BRACE does and its hopes and aspirations.

Mike Mundy, from the Bradley Stoke Cricket Club, then addressed the members about the 25th anniversary of the cricket club next year.

The secretary Sue Arnold reported, inter alia, that the committee had worked well together and had brought the club forward. Meeting monthly had ensured that all areas were looked at and issues resolved quickly, smoothly and efficiently. The club held a superb Captain’s Charity Day, thanks to all those who organised and ensured everything ran smoothly, yet again through the members generosity a large sum was raised for BRACE. The club website has photographs of that day and of the final weekend. Sue then expressed a big thank you to Mark Arnold for maintaining the website. The club hosted another City & County game, which had gone very well and had received very good feedback about the excellent state of the green.

Reports were received from all other office-bearers, including the treasurer reporting on a generally satisfactory year. The playing record in friendlies and leagues had been satisfactory. Particularly encouraging had been the involvement of new members, 17 of whom took part in a new Novices Cup competition.

This year, several key positions became vacant: viz chair Steve Lee, vice chair Mark Arnold, captain George Eland, competitions secretary Denise Eland, secretary Sue Arnold and raffle organizer Pat Wilkins – all retiring after staunch service to the club. The club president Bill Plank thanked them warmly on behalf of the club, stimulating  prolonged applause from the many members present.

New occupants were voted into most of these positions and some new ones created.

In addition to away days to Bridport and Sidmouth, a short tour  to Torquay is planned for 12th to 16th September 2016.

The next formal meeting of club members is scheduled for 17th March 2016.

Photo: Isobel Gelder, of BRACE, receives a cheque for £750 from cricket club captain George Eland.

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