Bowlers in Mablethorpe hammer down to raise cash for air ambulance

John Turner of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance shakes hands with Keith Gardiner of the Mablethorpe Bowling Club. Also pictured are George Snowball, Colin Greenaway, Janet Mattocks and Don Wilson.
John Turner of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance shakes hands with Keith Gardiner of the Mablethorpe Bowling Club. Also pictured are George Snowball, Colin Greenaway, Janet Mattocks and Don Wilson.

AN OPEN day held by Mablethorpe Bowling Club at the Linkage Green saw £220 raised for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Club members as well as the public enjoyed home made cakes and drinks at the fun day held on April 28, as well as enjoying free bowls coaching.

A presentation of the money was then made to John Turner of the air ambulance, a charity that relies on such donations to stay afloat.

Janet Mattocks, Social Secretary of the Mablethorpe Bowling Club, said: “The air ambulance is something that’s really needed in such a rural area, hospitals are a long way away and we could all need them at some point.

“They do marvellous work to save lives, and we’re happy to support them.

“A big thank you to everyone at the bowling club, the Linkage Bowling Green and everyone who came along to support us.”

Mablethorpe Bowling Club are launching a drive for new players to go along and take up the sport.

“It’s good, relaxing, gentle exercise, and not just for old people,” said Janet.

The club are holding an open day on Sunday, June 17 at the Linkage Green for people to go along and find out more.

l For more details about the bowls club call Janet Mattocks on 01507 473149.