It has been a busy year for the Boscombe Bowls Club, who put their own ‘spin’ on things when it came to fundraising for CLIC Sargent.
The club’s president, Roy Lock, chose to help support the work of CLIC Sargent and immediately set its goals high, taking part himself in CLIC Sargent’s Bournemouth Hero- Abseil.
Roy, 75, from Bournemouth, decided to challenge himself to the superhero themed abseil off St Peter’s Church tower, dressing up as a Power Ranger for the day, and showing all the young ones just how it’s done!
Roy then decided to host a mufti day at the club. Making sure the team were fashionably ‘on-brand’ he made the theme ‘pink’ to help raise awareness for CLIC Sargent.
The team's efforts and support, especially those of Wendy, Roy’s wife, has resulted in the Boscombe Cliff Bowls Club raising an astounding £1,800.
Roy said: “My wife Wendy has been very supportive throughout the year as have the members.
“We have really enjoyed working with CLIC Sargent, and I will continue to support them.
“We have held a variety of smaller fundraisers. On one occasion, one of the members, Jill, brought in three beautiful cakes for the members to taste but my wife Wendy decided to charge 50p a slice raising another £20.
“Members have been bringing books and selling them, raising £50, and another member also runs a lace group and they contributed £6 to the bucket!”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Petley said: “It was so lovely to be contacted by Roy who wanted to help us, help children with cancer.
“I was even more delighted with Roy’s enthusiasm, which he injected into the club.
“I would like to thank everyone who took part in the fundraising, especially Roy; together they have raised a magnificent amount, which could help us fund a CLIC Sargent Nurse for nearly two weeks.”