Uppermill bowlers roll out welcome mat for charity

A LONG-SERVING bowler was remembered and a charity boosted at Uppermill Bowling Club’s annual Rose Bowl Charity Cup.

After Aaron Cooper’s death through a stroke it was agreed to raise funds for the Stroke Association.

Around 50 bowlers took part allowing Aaron’s widow, Phyllis, to present the Association with a cheque for £650.

The money was raised via a raffle, the sales of ploughmans’ lunches and afternoon teas plus a popular game of ‘spider’. All bowlers wore purple, the charity’s recognised colour.

Tournament winners were Don Rae and Margaret Whatmough while the runners up where Pamela Tomlinson and Shirley Sykes.

Mikaela Leape, left, from the Stroke Association with Phyllis Cooper and Fred Dellar, chairman of Uppermill Bowling, and members

The bowling club, situated at Uppermill Cricket Club, boasts about 100 members playing on a variety of days and in various Oldham and Tameside leagues.

However, they are always welcome new members. Anyone interested is asked to contact Fred Dellar on: 07854 739248.

They have also held taster sessions with a qualified coach on Thursday evenings.

Winners Margaret Whatmough and Don Rae, bowling chairman Fred Dellar, and runners-up Pamela Tomlinson and Shirley Sykes

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