A Day of Fun on the Greens to Raise Funds for SES
St Johns Park Bowling Club greens were in full swing on Thursday 6 July 2017, when over 170 people from all walks of life gathered to show their support for NSW State Emergency Services (SES). Teams from various Clubs including Smithfield RSL, Mounties, Cabra-Vale Diggers and Kemps Creek Sports Club, along with their suppliers and friends, including Canterbury Bulldogs Legend, Terry Lamb. The Stand Anderson Memorial Charity Bowls Day is an initiative of Clubs NSW Western Region in honour of Stan Anderson who was President of the region for 19 years and President of Smithfield RSL for 12 years. Now in its 5th year at St Johns Park Bowling Club, this annual charity day event has raised over $75,000 for SES.
Bacon and egg rolls were served at 8:30am for breakfast, before teams headed to the bowling greens to enjoy the sunshine, with a DJ playing an array of favourite hits during the friendly bowls competition. The ladies from Cabra-Vale Diggers won the friendly competition, which was followed by a luncheon, auction and raffles.
St Johns Park Bowling Club CEO, David Marsh, says that the event is a fun day, rather than a day of serious bowls. “Everyone is welcome to play, it’s all about having a good time with friends while raising funds for this worthy cause”. He said a great day was had by everyone who attended.