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PEACEHAVEN and TELSCOMBE
BOWLS CLUB
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CLUB NEWS

and some older records.

As always Phil Armstrong has been beavering away on behalf of the Club.
I am very pleased to be able to announce that he has just won an award of £5,000
from the Big Lottery Fund which will enable us now to complete our facilities for the
disabled and, in particular, for wheelchair users.

 On Wednesday the 16th May 2018 we made our return visit to the Chelsea Royal Hospital at the invitation of the Chelsea Pensioners Bowls Club. Our coach driver found a quick and easy route and we  were there with an hour to spare. The weather was fine, cloudy and with a biting north wind. Not quite what we had hoped for in mid-May but it wasn't raining.We soon found our way to the nearby clubroom and bar where we settled to a warm (or not) drink and snack. At 2.00 pm we were served with tea, coffee and biscuits outside the small pavilion which is liberally decorated with pictures and banners presented by visiting bowls clubs from around the world, several near to our own including Rottingdean and Crouch. The match commenced at 2.30 with a break for high tea at 4.00 pm in the imposing dining room where the walls are lined with portraits and photos of past royals and dedications to the regiments represented by the Pensioners and their past wartime experiences. Here is where they take breakfast and lunch every day. You cannot fail to be impressed.After tea we battled on to a conclusion which resulted in an unprecedented win for the Chelsea Pensioners. Is this an omen??? Back to the bar for chats, drinks and speeches before we departed at 6.30 pm, all having had a very enjoyable afternoon. They are a friendly and fun group and a pleasure to be with. Fortunately the result is unimportant. Otherwise I would be unpopular.
The following are a few snaps to mark the event. I am indebted to Peter Herman for the group picture, taken whilst I was "shopping".



  
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Last Autumn Bowls England announced the winners of the 2017 Drakes Pride Club of the Year

Peacehaven and Telscombe B. C.
won the
Regional Award.
Essentially this means we came third in the country.
Thanks to the hard work of Phil Armstrong who was determined to get our great club recognized.
Now to win the BIG one.
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The photo below shows club member Bob Henstridge receiving his England Cap
from World Champion Greg Harlow, one of our best England bowlers.
Bob has now made several appearances for Disabled Bowls England.

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Congratulations Bob.
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Thanks to Ladies Captain Carole Alder for the very colourful picture below.
And to Men's Captain Mike Gould for the inspiration.
Who says bowls is boring? Certainly not those members who enjoyed the
Captain's Day Celebration on the 26th August 2017.


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Sport England Lottery Award of £9,754
Once again Fortune has smiled on us.
Our application for funds to purchase bowling equipment for the disabled has been approved.
When we complete the access route, with the new disabled toilet facility we will be
fully equipped to enable those who require a wheelchair to participate fully in our sport.
The award has also enabled us to purchase a second Short Mat and Bowling Arms.
We are equally grateful to the House Project Centre whose generous donation of £2,200 combined
with the above award has enabled us to provide two fully motorised wheelchairs for use on the green.
And once again they have come to our assistance with a grant of £3,500 to provide funding for the wheelchair access route to the back of the pavilion.

The disabled toilet facility within our pavilion has now been completed
thanks to the unstinting efforts of

Ray Hillman, Peter Herman, Ron Walsh and chairman Ted Giles.
Their dedication to helping us make our club one of the best has also enabled us
to complete these works on time and within the budget of £1,500 provided by the
Bruce Wake Charitable Trust.


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WE NEED SUPPORT FROM THE PEACEHAVEN COMMUNITY AT LARGE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE ACTIVITIES PLEASE TELL US

email to:- leachf@cldmail.co.uk  .


WE WOULD LOVE TO CONVINCE LOCAL FAMILIES THAT BOWLS IS A SPORT THAT ALL
FROM 8 TO 90+ CAN PLAY AND ENJOY.
IT IS THE LOSS OF THE MAJORITY THAT BOWLS IS REGARDED AS AN OLD PERSONS GAME.
RATHER, IT IS A GAME OLD PEOPLE CAN STILL PLAY.
BUT IT IS ESSENTIALLY A GAME EVERYONE CAN PLAY.
CASUALLY OR COMPETITIVELY. THE CHOICE IS YOURS TO MAKE.
SO COME AND GIVE IT AND YOURSELF A CHANCE
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