Hospice bowled over by donations..

A charity bowling fun day, in its 14th year, has raised over £700 for our hospice!

Llay man, Dave Hallett started a memorial bowls event at Llay Welfare Bowling Green in 2003 in memory of his wife Emmie who was cared for by Nightingale House. Each year Dave organised a fun open day to encourage people who had never picked up a bowl to give it a go, while raising funds for the hospice at the same time. Following Dave’s death in 2015 his grandchildren Tracey, Kirsty and Claire Over decided to carry on his work and for the second year have organised the event themselves. Winners this year were Mark Turner and Marc Kirby with Sandra Salisbury and Graham Davis runners up.

Tracey said “My grandad was a big part of the local community so it was important to us to carry on what he started. Both my nan and grandad had so many friends and family in the village and we have some people who have supported us every year without fail. It is wonderful to see people who have never bowled before as well as familiar faces. It is a great way to have a go and get into the hobby of bowling or just a fun day out to support the Hospice. Everyone knows the good work that Nightingale House does. This year cancer has hit our family again, with our aunty battling breast cancer so we have split the money raised to help with the financial struggles of this horrible disease.”

Hospice Fundraiser Sam Eastwood said: “It was wonderful to see the number of people who were there on such a wet day, however, it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits and the support and passion for the hospice was terrific. Lots of memories were shared and there was laughter all day long. It is so heart warming to get to know our community and know that they believe in the hospice as much as we do.”

Thanks for all your support!