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FEBRUARY 14TH 2024
Members of New Herrington Bowling Club were delighted to handover a cheque this week to Cancer Research UK’s Relationship Manager Nicky McKenna.
Chairman Chris Blake gave a warm welcome to Nicky and thanked him for coming along to receive the cheque donation.
Chris explained to Nicky and to those present that ‘unfortunately some members of the club and family members had sadly been touched by cancer this year and that the club and its members just wanted to do something positive out of a negative situation as a way of showing strength and support to our close friends as they were going through the most difficult of times.’
Raising much needed money for the Club’s two chosen charities Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer to fund research and raise awareness ‘just seemed the natural thing to do as a way of saying a big thank you to all the wonderful NHS staff who take such fantastic care of us’. Club Treasurer Lorraine Galley explained that the money had been raised in a variety of ways: - In-house competition between the men and ladies - Presentation Night raffle - contribution from club member John Sproston who kindly donated his £50 prize money for winning the club badge design competition - Christmas coffee afternoon with Santa - Club Secretary Barry Thomas and member Norma Ord, raised a further £130 dressed as Santa and his elf on Christmas eve and Christmas day - The club also made an additional donation of money
Nicky thanked the club and its members for the ‘generous donation’ and enlightened those present about the amazing work undertaken by the charity which included research, prevention and awareness and developing less intrusive and tailored care to those receiving medical treatment. Nicky said the Charity would be ‘delighted to accept the clubs offer of returning in April to deliver a more detailed presentation about the important work undertaken by Cancer Research UK to all of the clubs members.’